R. Kelly’s attorney wants to postpone his Aug. 9th sex trafficking trial in NYC.
R. Kelly was recently taken to a prison in Brooklyn ahead of his sex traffickingtrial in New York City. However, the mandated quarantine required after he was transferred is now at the center of a request to postpone the trial. According to Associated Press, Kelly’s attorney Deveraux Cannick filed a motion to court requesting a delay in the trial after Kellz was placed under a 14-day quarantine. Cannick told the court that the quarantine, which ends Tuesday, worsened their “herculean effort” to prepare for the case after they were hired on June 21st.
Cannick told Judge Ann Donnelly that because of the quarantine, Kelly’s new legal team has not been able to meet with him in person. Cannick argued that the circumstances would rob him of a fair trial.