The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Jayden Myrick informed Judge Ural Glanville this week during a court hearing that he has been studying law and wanted to represent himself in the trial.
He also said he has been receiving legal advice from former President Donald Trump — who is currently dealing with legal problems of his own — along with current President Joe Biden and U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff.
“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.”
Judge Glanville allegedly expressed “severe concerns about his present competency” and asked the defendant if he had taken any medication as the hearing continued, Myrick reportedly became harder to understand.
Glanville received a list of Myrick’s prescriptions from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, which included an antipsychotic. However, the 22-year-old said he hadn’t been taking them as instructed.
In the end, Glanville directed the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities to conduct a mental evaluation on Myrick within 48 hours to evaluate his competency to stand trial.
Myrick’s case might be dismissed if it is decided that he is unable to face trial, reducing the number of defendants in the Suit to 13 as a result.
Myrick, also known as “SetTrip” or “JayMan,” is accused of attempted murder, possessing a weapon while in custody, organizing a street gang, and conspiring to break the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
According to the prosecution, he is one of two guys who are accused of ordering Young Thug to stab Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci in the Fulton County Prison in February 2022. Antonio “Obama” Sumlin, the other, accepted a plea agreement in December and was given a 15-year probationary term.
Myrick is presently receiving a life sentence in prison after being found guilty last year of murder, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, among other crimes, in connection with the July 2018 shooting of Christian Broder outside of an Atlanta wedding venue.
Meanwhile, Young Thug is still detained while the jury selection process for the YSL RICO trial drags on. In the broad indictment, he is charged with eight counts, including conspiracy to break the RICO Act, involvement in criminal street gang activities, as well as several gun and drugs charges.
Recently, the Punk rapper was granted a temporary release from custody so that he could attend the burial of his older sister, Angela Grier, who passed away in March.
According to multiple close friends and associates, Thugga maintains his spirits despite facing numerous setbacks since his incarceration in May of last year.
“I be talking to him, he’s blessed man,” Metro Boomin told DJ Drama in January. “Anybody know Slime know he got a heart of gold, but he got the heart of a warrior at the same time, so he got his head up. And I pray for him every single day, even since everything first happened, I pray for him every single day.”
He continued: “Man, that’s my brother. I love him to death and he done helped me a lot with a lot of stuff that I been going through this past year. And on my faith I’m confident that he’s gonna be alright.”