Mystikal Rejects Plea Deal; Wants Rape Case Dismissed

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In 2017, rapper Mystikal was indicted on costs of first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping. The southern artist pled not responsible on all counts and was launched after posting a $three million bond simply final month, which he was reportedly capable of do after inking a brand new recording deal for 3 unreleased albums.

TMZ now reviews that the 48-year-old rapper, born Michael Tyler, and his lawyer Joel Pearce are purusing the opportunity of having the case dropped. Previously, Mystikal was introduced with a plea deal, with prosecutors providing to alter his rape cost to a third-degree rape cost. Pearce says that his consumer is not keen to just accept the deal as a result of he doesn’t need to plead responsible to a felony rape cost, sustaining his innocence. 

Mystikal Rejects Plea Deal; Wants Rape Case Dismissed

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“Based on all the proof we now have, we strongly consider that an amicable decision shouldn’t be solely attainable however possible as an end result on this case and that Michael Tyler won’t ever be made to return to jail for a criminal offense he didn’t commit,” mentioned Pearce in an announcement final month.

Mystikal alleges that the sufferer fabricated her account, an account which is scheduled to be delivered to courtroom when the trial begins in May. But, as a result of plea negotiations, the trial might face delays. The sufferer alleges that in 2016 Mystikal raped her in Shreveport, Louisiana