Bobby Shmurda had a change of heart after attempting to drop his guilty plea during his sentencing today (Wednesay, Oct. 19). He was officially sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty last month to charges of 4th-degree conspiracy to criminally possess a weapon and 2nd-degree criminal weapons possession, according to Billboard.
But Billboard reports Bobby was upset in court, saying, “They lied to me.”
“I was forced to take this sentence, I did not want to take this sentence,” Bobby told Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Abraham Clott, according to New York Daily News. “I was forced by my attorney to take this plea.”
“I want to drop my plea,” Bobby said as he stood beside his attorney Alex Spiro, according to New York Daily News.
Bobby then reportedly addressed his lawyer directly: “I want to drop my plea and fire you.”
Bobby’s request fell on deaf ears as Clott sentenced him to 7 years in prison.
Bobby’s plea deal also includes five years probation after his release from prison. He could’ve have faced 25 years to life in prison if he was convicted on charges of conspiracy, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon and criminally using drug paraphernalia.
Bobby waived his right to appeal as part of the plea deal.
Bobby told Complex during an interview he took the plea deal to save Rowdy Rebel.
Bobby said he could’ve taken a five-year deal, but declined.
“I did it for Rowdy. They offered me five and offered Rowdy 12,” Bobby told Complex. “They said the only way they’ll give him seven is if I took seven too. So, you know, I had to take one for the dawgs.”
Bobby has been in jail since his arrest at Manhattan’s Quad Studios in December 2014.
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