Rapper ‘Tekashi 6ix9ine’ has now been released from prison by a judge in Manhattan and ordered to be confined in his home due to fears he may catch the Coronavirus. As The New York Post reports:
A Manhattan federal court judge has ordered rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine released from federal custody and into home confinement amid the coronavirus outbreak in New York, according to court papers unsealed Thursday.
The order by Judge Paul Engelmayer said the rapper-turned-snitch should be released “immediately” from the private prison in Queens where he is being held in the custody of US Marshals.
The former rapper will serve his first four months in “home incarceration” at an address approved by his probation officer, Engelmayer wrote. He’ll be tracked by GPS.
“The defendant must remain at his residence except to seek any necessary medical treatment or to visit his attorney, in each instance with prior notice and approval by the Probation Department,” Engelmayer wrote.
The rapper’s lawyers argued that Tekashi was at heightened risk of succumbing to the virus due to having asthma.