Fulton County DA Fani Willis was determined to take this case to trial.
Word On The Curb… After nearly a year, a jury has finally been seated in the Young Slime Life (YSL) trial, which revolves around rapper Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffery Williams.
The trial started in January, but it faced several delays and issues during its course. For months, a jury had not been empaneled. That changed on Wednesday.
There were 50 jurors who were qualified, but by Wednesday afternoon, it had shrunk to 12, along with six alternates.
Young Thug, along with six other defendants, stands accused of operating a street gang known as YSL. According to prosecutors, the gang is allegedly responsible for a series of violent crimes, including murder. The prosecution has recently expanded its witness list, while the defense is still awaiting crucial evidence in the case.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis asserts that Williams played a pivotal role in the criminal activities of the YSL street gang. Meanwhile, Young Thug maintains his innocence.
Young Thug has been in jail since May 2022. He and 27 others were charged with 56 violations of Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Since then, many of his co-defendants have pleaded guilty and accepted plea deals.
The jury consists of seven Black women, two Black men, two white women, and one white man.
The six consist up of four Black women, one black man and one white man. No challenges were issued by either theprosecutors or the defense attorneys.
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