Gunna denied bail a third time due to fear of witness intimidation

Gunna will remain behind bars following a denied request Thursday to be released from jail. 

According to Billboard, an Atlanta judge made the decision to deny the rapper bond in connection to his case on gang-related charges, citing fear of witness intimidation. 

“I still have the same concerns that have not been otherwise alleviated,” Judge Ural Glanville said. Gunna, born Sergio Kitchens, had been denied pretrial release twice before for the same reason. 

At Thursday’s hearing, prosecutors claimed a codefendant offered to “whack someone” on Gunna’s behalf. Gunna’s lawyer, Steven Sadow, argued against it, but the judge proceeded with keeping him in jail. 

Gunna’s supporters who were present in the courtroom were not happy with the outcome, says Billboard; Glanville said he’d make arrests if they didn’t calm down. 

Gunna, alongside fellow rapper Young Thug, is one of two dozen people who were indicted in a Fulton County RICO case involving Young Slime Life, an alleged Atlanta gang. Gunna surrendered to authorities in May and is currently facing one count of conspiracy to violate RICO.

Gunna will remain in jail until his trial in January. 

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