Rapper Daniel Hernandez, known as Tekashi 6ix9ine was kidnapped into a stolen car at gunpoint, and beaten. The kidnappers then drove him to his Brooklyn home where they stole a bag filled with jewellery.
The man involved in the kidnapping of Tekashi 6ix9ine was sentenced to 24 years in prison on November 4 (Wednesday) by a judge.
The kidnapper’s crime
The US District Judge Paul A Engelmayer officially announced the sentence for Anthony Ellison, aged 33. The judge cited his leadership role in a gang active around the country. He has been prisoned at a federal lockup in Manhattan.
The judge has repeatedly cited the July 2018 kidnapping of Tekashi 6ix9ine and Ellison’s searing of another men’s face that caused him permanently disfigured during a proceeding that lasts for two hours.
Engelmayer labelled Ellison as a “cruel and vicious” person for “slashing open a man’s face”. Apparently, the man has nothing to do with the shooting that Ellison was trying to avenge. In a written court submission, prosecutors said that the cruelty left the man with a scar lengthened from ear to chin. The injury was so horrifying that Ellison’s lawyers tried to conceal some of the images from jurors.
“Ellison led the violent faction of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.”, said the prosecutors. Ellison said to the judge that he’s not an angel nor a monster, he does have faults alike other humans.
Tekashi 6ix9ine kidnapped process
Tekashi 6ix9ine has pleaded guilty and became a cooperator after Ellison was arrested. At Ellison’s trial last year, the rapper described the kidnapping. He said Ellison and another man forced him into a car at gunpoint and then drove him around, stopping sometimes to hit and insult him as he begged for his life.
Then, they drove him to his Brooklyn home and stole a bag filled with jewellery. At last, they release him after driving a few blocks away from his home.
In April, he started his home confinement that lasts for four months of a two-year prison term. This is because he has committed in a drive-by shooting in New York when he was with the gang.
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