Young Thug’s YSL RICO trial has witnessed a new development as one of his co-defendants has been severed from the case due to a diagnosis of schizophrenia.
Jayden Myrick (also known as SetTrip or JayMan) will be tried separately from his fellow YSL defendants, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
On Monday (May 8), Fulton County Judge Ural Glanville made a ruling after considering Myrick’s mental health evaluation and admission of not taking his prescribed psychiatric medication since December. Myrick is an alleged member of YSL.
Previously, in April, Myrick informed the court that he intended to represent himself in the case and that he had been obtaining legal counsel from President Joe Biden and Former President Donald Trump.
“I’m not the regular inmate. I be with Joe Biden and Donald Trump and they be talking to me,” Myrick said. “Donald Trump is going to get me out.”
Glanville made the following statement when he delivered his rulings: “I think severance would be appropriate at this point in time.”
In the YSL indictment, Myrick faces charges for attempted murder, possession of a weapon as an incarcerated individual, participation in criminal street gang activity, and conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
He is one of two guys charged with ordering the stabbing of YFN Lucci, an Atlanta rapper, in a prison in February 2022 — an attack that was allegedly green-lit by Young Thug.
Myrick was also found guilty of murder in October in relation to the July 2018 murder of Christian Broder, an Atlanta resident. He received a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
The recent severance reduces the YSL defendant count to 10 for their upcoming trial. The prosecution has indicted the Atlanta group, accusing them of being a “criminal street gang,” with the original indictment naming 28 defendants.