R Kelly news: Closing arguments begin in R&B singer’s Chicago federal trial

R Kelly news: Closing arguments begin in R&B singer’s Chicago federal trial

CHICAGO (TOC) — Attorneys started closing arguments Monday morning in R. Kelly’s federal trial on the Dirksen Federal Constructing in Chicago.

Supporters of the R&B singer walked in earlier than the ten a.m. begin, as Kelly faces extra years in jail.

Closing arguments are anticipated to take hours and undergo Tuesday.

“The prosecution is gonna trot out these tapes. It is gonna revisit the testimony given by the principle witness, and it is gonna say its proved its case in opposition to R. Kelly and his co-defendants. R Kelly attorneys will discuss how none of these witnesses are credible. ‘You cant consider any of them, women and gents of the jury.’ That is what we’re gonna hear over many hours.”

R. Kelly is charged with trial-fixing, little one pornography and engaging minors for intercourse.

SEE MORE: R. Kelly trial: Protection for singer, co-defendants relaxation; prosecution rebuttal to start subsequent week

The 55-year-old has been the topic of various sexual abuse allegations for almost twenty years.

Kelly was already sentenced to 30 years in jail, after he was convicted in a separate case in New York.

RELATED: Practically $28K taken from R. Kelly’s inmate commissary account for restitution in New York conviction

This grievance additionally names Kelly’s former supervisor, Darrell McDavid, and worker, Milton Brown, for allegedly paying a whole lot of hundreds of {dollars} to recuperate little one intercourse tapes.

Soffer weighed in on the doable repercussions of the trial.

“If convicted right here, R. Kelly is many years in jail, and now we have to recollect he already has been sentenced to many years in jail within the New York conviction, so successfully we’re life imprisonment for him,” Soffer mentioned. “The decide may determine to let him serve them concurrently to the sentence in New York, if he will get extra time right here in Chicago then he did in NY, he’ll serve these further years on high of it. He is nonetheless interesting the New York case. If he wins that attraction, then the one sentence he’d be is the one right here in Chicago.”

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