Meek Mill’s 2008 Conviction Thrown Out, Rapper Granted New Trial
Meek Mills’ 2008 drugs and gun conviction has been thrown out and he’s been granted a new trial.
It’s a huge day for Meek Mill!
The rapper’s 2008 drugs and gun conviction was thrown out!
The unanimous three-judge opinion grants the rapper born Robert Williams a new trial because of new evidence of alleged police corruption.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court also overturned the trial judge’s parole violation findings that sent the entertainer back to prison in 2017 for five months.
“We conclude the after-discovered evidence is of such a strong nature and character that a different verdict will likely result at a retrial,” the opinion said.
Meek Mill took to social media to share the awesome news writing:
As of right now I’m not on probation and I am not a felon anymore 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 today was mega!!!
See his original post below.
Meek also released the following statement through Reform:
I’d like to thank the Pennsylvania Superior Court for overturning my conviction and granting me a new trial. The past 11 years have been mentally and emotionally challenging, but I’m glad that justice prevailed and my clean record has been restored.
This is fantastic! Congratulations to Meek Mill.