Tekashi 6ix9ine kidnapper sentenced to 24 years in prison
A federal judge sentenced Anthony “Harv” Ellison, the member of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods who kidnapped Tekashi 6ix9ine, to 24 years in prison and five years on probation thereafter.
Ellison’s decades-long sentence comes just over a year after his three-week trial in October 2019. A New York jury found the 33-year-old guilty of kidnapping for the benefit of racketeering as well as mutilation and aggression in aid of racketeering. The first charge refers to his kidnapping in July 2018 of Tekashi 6ix9ine, whose full name is Daniel Hernandez.
Prosecutors showed video (captured with onboard cameras set up by 6ix9ine’s driver, who joined Hernandez to cooperate with authorities) of the late-night episode – including audio of Ellison threatening to shoot the artist “Gooba” – during the trial. The spooky images are available on the web, and Tekashi has said under oath that he handed over expensive jewelry to the thieves (Ellison and another party) before he managed to escape.
The aforementioned mutilation and assault charge against Ellison stems from his laceration of the face of a victim (not Hernandez) in October 2018. Prosecutors pointed out during the trial that the victim was left permanently (from his chin in his ear) by the attack, and US District Judge Paul Adam Engelmayer pointed out the brutal nature of the crime at the time of sentencing. Additionally, Judge Engelmayer sentenced Ellison’s co-accused (and another high-ranking member of Nine Trey), Geoffrey Berman, to 17 years in prison in February this year.
At the time of posting, Tekashi 6ix9ine had not addressed Ellison’s sentence on social media. About a month ago, the Brooklyn native revealed he had overdosed on Hydroxycut and caffeine, resulting in a two-night hospital stay. Additionally, the 24-year-old indicated that he started taking the weight loss supplement after crossing the 200-pound mark, in addition to attributing his absence from Twitter and Instagram to a desire to continue. to lose weight.
With the rapper having posted just one post since September, featuring a photo taken in Dubai before the pandemic and his post-jail probation, it looks like the diet process is underway – and a comment on the sentencing of nearly a quarter of a century from Ellison could happen when he takes over his post.
Separately, Tekashi 6ix9ine faces a trio of multi-million dollar lawsuits. The first, a $ 5.3 million complaint, alleges the rapper breached a performance contract and performed a separate gig, leaving the original venue with over 3,000 disappointed fans (and hopefully wait there angry). Fashion Nova is also suing the creator of “Trollz” for allegedly accepting an advance of $ 225,000 as part of an Instagram promotion deal, but has failed to keep its end of the bargain.
Finally, an unidentified woman alleges in a $ 150 million lawsuit that she was seriously injured after being hit by a stray bullet in a 2018 “revenge shootout” that Tekashi allegedly ordered.