Bobby Shmurda Sentenced to Seven Years
Bobby Shmurda was officially sentenced to seven years, in an upstate prison, in Manhattan Supreme Court this morning (Oct. 19). The sentence comes five weeks after accepting a deal to plead guilty to 4th-degree conspiracy to criminally possess a weapon and 2nd-degree criminal weapons possession, which concurrently carry a seven-year sentence.
“I was forced to take this sentence. I don’t want to take this sentence,” Shmurda told the judge as flustered lawyer Alex Spiro stood alongside him in the courtroom. “I want to drop my plea.”
Shmurda, born Ackquille Pollard, appeared alone at the court hearing this morning, separate from his co-defendants Chad “Rowdy Rebel” Marshall and Nicholas McCoy.
#BobbyShmurda had an outburst in court: "I was forced to take this plea. I do not want to take this plea!" pic.twitter.com/I5BrKTjtk6
— Jennifer Cunningham (@jhcunningham) October 19, 2016
photo: ALEC TABAK/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS