Last week, Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel accepted a plea deal that carries a seven-year sentence in prison and five years probation. With two years credit for time served, that leaves them with five years left to go.
Bobby 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 Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel’s decision to plead guilty for their crimes was in their best interests considering the many years they were facing. Bobby faced 25 years to life on charges of conspiracy, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon and criminally using drug paraphernalia. Rowdy faced charges of conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, attempted assault, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon.
A jury was also less likely to show Bobby and Rowdy any mercy like their GS9 counterparts A-Rod and Rasha.
A-Rod, whose real name is Alex Crandon, was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 53 1/3 years in prison for conspiracy, murder, attempted murder and other charges.
Rasha, whose real name is Rashid Derissant was sentenced to 98 years on gang-related charges, including conspiracy, murder, attempted murder and assault.
Bobby was well aware of this.
“My lawyer told me we don’t want to go to court in Manhattan with these white people because they’re going to be looking at me, a little black kid,” Bobby told Complex. “Who are they going to believe, the word of this black kid talking about shooting sh*t up or the word of white officers? A jury is going to believe cops all day. We’re black kids, these are white people with badges.”
Bobby added, “The Manhattan and Queens judges are slaying people, sending innocent people upstate. All they care about are convictions. They took it out of Brooklyn and into Manhattan because the Manhattan judges don’t play fair.”
Bobby could possibly be home in three and a half years, the rapper’s attorney Alex Spiro told The Fader.
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