Aug. 27 (UPI) — R. Kelly used to be attacked by one other inmate at a federal prison in Chicago, lawyers for the singer said Thursday.
The 53-One year-dilapidated, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, used to be on his mattress at Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center on Tuesday night when one other inmate approached him and began to punch him, Doug Anton, an lawyer for Kelly, said.
Anton said guards immediate stopped the attack and Kelly did no longer preserve injuries and X-rays published no fractures.
Authorized knowledgeable Mike Leonard, however, said that Kelly sustained “very minor bruising” following the attack.
One other Kelly lawyer, Steve Greenberg, said his correct team got “conflicting reports as to the extent of his injuries,” citing grief talking with Kelly due to the limitations on in-particular person visits in step with the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Regardless, it is time to unlock Mr. Kelly,” Greenberg said. “The authorities can no longer create sure that his safety and so they can no longer give him his day in court. We must no longer incarcerate of us indefinitely because we are able to no longer present them with due direction of!”
Kelly has been held at MCC Chicago for extra than a One year as he faces charges for just a few sex crimes in New York City; Cook dinner County, Ailing.; the federal Northern District of Illinois; and Hennepin County, Minn.
He is determined to appear in court Sept. 8 for a standing hearing in the Cook dinner County negate’s lawyer’s case in Chicago, which is scheduled to commence in October, while his Brooklyn federal trial is determined to commence Sept. 29. Both cases face doable delays due to the the pandemic.