Bobby Shmurda Accepts Plea Deal, Will Serve Seven Years

At the outset of the hearing this morning, there were four defendants — Marshall, McCoy, Shmurda and Santino Boderick — and the prosecution’s bargain was contingent on all four accepting it. However, Boderick’s plea would have had him serving 15 years due to an additional charge of attempted assault, prompting him to reject the plea.

After a period of conferences and a rejected request by the defense for Shmurda and Marshall to plea independently from two other defendants, lead prosecutor Nigel Farina made an offer to split Boderick’s plea off from the other three defendants. Jury selection in Boderick’s trial will begin Monday, as previously scheduled. Official sentencing for the remaining three is set for Oct. 19.

Under the deal, Shmurda has pled guilty to 4th-degree conspiracy, which carries a sentence of 1-3 years, and 2nd-degree criminal weapons possession, which carries a sentence of 7 years. The two will be allowed to run concurrently, meaning the young rapper will face a maximum of 7 years in prison. Under the terms of the deal, Shmurda will not be allowed to appeal, but will get credit for time served, nearly two years at this point, leaving five years remaining on his sentence.

The three accepted a global plea deal, meaning that the offer would only be on the table if all accepted the deal. After tense negotiations with their attorneys, the deal was accepted.
At the outset of the hearing this morning, there were four defendants — Marshall, McCoy, Shmurda and Santino Boderick — and the prosecution’s bargain was contingent on all four accepting it. However, Boderick’s plea would have had him serving 15 years due to an additional charge of attempted assault, prompting him to reject the plea.

After a period of conferences and a rejected request by the defense for Shmurda and Marshall to plea independently from two other defendants, lead prosecutor Nigel Farina made an offer to split Boderick’s plea off from the other three defendants. Jury selection in Boderick’s trial will begin Monday, as previously scheduled. Official sentencing for the remaining three is set for Oct. 19.

Under the deal, Shmurda has pled guilty to 4th-degree conspiracy, which carries a sentence of 1-3 years, and 2nd-degree criminal weapons possession, which carries a sentence of 7 years. The two will be allowed to run concurrently, meaning the young rapper will face a maximum of 7 years in prison. Under the terms of the deal, Shmurda will not be allowed to appeal, but will get credit for time served, nearly two years at this point, leaving five years remaining on his sentence.

The three accepted a global plea deal, meaning that the offer would only be on the table if all accepted the deal. After tense negotiations with their attorneys, the deal was accepted.

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