According to news, the “Back In Blood” rapper whose real name is Lontrell Williams has changed his not-guilty plea to guilty in relation to his 2020 shooting case. Pooh Shiesty is accused of shooting a man in the rear end at a hotel last year during a sneaker sale, and will likely accept a plea bargain after asking that a judge modify his original guilty plea on Thursday. Bradford Cohen, Pooh’s defense attorney, said to media:
“We’re entered into plea negotiations because there have been developments in the case that I think changed the dynamics of the case.”
The trial of Pooh Shiesty was originally scheduled to begin on Monday, but with the change in plea, the jury that was going to deliberate the case has been canceled from the court’s schedule. That isn’t the only significant shift in the case; Pooh Shiesty’s entire criminal history, including crimes committed when he was 11 years old, is being attempted by federal authorities at his robbery trial.
But Pooh Shiesty’s lawyers are fighting back, asking the court to prohibit prosecutors from referencing his robbery case when he was 11 and an assault charge when he was just 14.
Shiesty’s prior felonies, according to the charges, offer “opportunity, intent, knowledge, or absence of mistake.” it is claimed. However, Shiesty’s lawyer argued that:
“These actions have no direct nexus to Lontrell Williams other than in speculation. The last incident occurs while Lontrell Williams is in custody.”
If Pooh Shiesty is convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.