Alleged Attackers of Tekashi 6ix9ine Released from Jail


The father and son who was allegedly recorded beating and robbing controversial Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine have been released from jail, according to The Source.

Rafael Medina Jr., 43, and his 23-year-old son Octavius Medina have been placed under house arrest in Palm County after agreeing to a promissory note with a bail bond business. Rafael was released on a $52,000 bond, while his son was freed on a $22,000 surety bond. According to court documents, their co-defendant, 25-year-old Anthony Maldonado, also posted a $22K surety bond but remains in custody at Palm Beach County’s Main Correctional Center.

All three were charged with battery and robbery of the “Gummo” rapper and are slated for court appearances next month.

On March 30, Maldonado and the father-and-son duo were arrested on suspicion of assaulting  Tekashi, real name Daniel Hernandez, at a LA Gym in Palm Beach County, Florida, while filming the entire incident.

In a statement to Palm Beach County Sheriff’s detectives, Tekashi said that his attackers stole an iPhone, a pair of Balenciaga sneakers, and the key fob to his Lamborghini.

Authorities claim that Medina Jr. is a high ranking member of the Latin King, which is a member of the Bloods gang, despite rumors that the attack was motivated by 6ix9ine’s support for Mexico against Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic last month. Tekashi is well known for helping federal prosecutors convict several of his Blood co-defendants of violent crimes and racketeering, leading to a jail term and home detention.

As part of the conditions of release from jail, the three defendants signed papers agreeing to obey all laws, not possess weapons, and appear for scheduled court hearings. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s website says its house arrest program allows participants to obtain employment and requires them to wear an ankle monitor. 

Earlier this week, 6ix9ine addressed the viral gym beatdown for the first time, and he didn’t hold back while discussing the men who reportedly took part in the assault.

In an Instagram post, the rainbow-hair rapper described to his attackers as “cowards” and said, “never knew we respected jumping people. When did that ever become a W?