Young Thug is challenging a piece of evidence linked to a home shooting in his ongoing YSL RICO case.
Thug and his legal team are fighting against the inclusion of a Ring doorbell recording in which Thug’s voice can allegedly be heard at the scene of the crime, according to AllHipHop.
In March 2022, a shooting occurred in Southwest Atlanta, where a house was hit by 10 bullets. During the investigation, a police officer used a Ring doorbell to communicate with an individual at the house, and the entire conversation was captured on the officer’s body camera.
Officers claimed that it was Young Thug’s voice in the recording — a notion that his legal team is refuting. Thug’s lawyer Brian Steel is looking to ban the evidence from being included in the RICO case altogether.
Since the arrests were initially made in May 2022, the case against Thug’s YSL group, which alleges them as a “criminal street gang,” has taken many unusual and unfortunate turns.
Last week, the legal proceedings involving Thugga (whose real name is Jeffrey Williams) were interrupted on Thursday due to a medical emergency that required his urgent transfer to a nearby hospital.
“I know he’s had some difficulty of a similar sort at the Cobb County Jail a few months ago, and so I’m obviously concerned about his wellbeing,” his attorney, Keith Adams, told judge Ural Glanville.
“Mr. Williams is sleep deprived, mandated to wake up on court days between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. and not having more than five hours of sleep per night. By the end of the week, Mr. Williams is fighting to pay attention to the goings on in his case.”
As per medical privacy regulations, specifics concerning the illness of Young Thug were not disclosed to the masses. Nevertheless, Judge Glanville granted Adams the authority to visit his client in the hospital.