Iyanna “Yaya” Mayweather, 19,could spend years in prison after being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following an altercation with her boyfriend NBA YoungBoy’s baby mama.
The retired boxer, Floyd Mayweather’s daughter was arrested earlier this month after allegedly stabbing Lapattra Jacobs, who shares a child with her boyfriend, rapper NBA YoungBoy.
Iyanna was arrested and booked into Harris County Jail after her alleged victim was rushed to a nearby hospital and underwent emergency surgery on her arms.
If convicted on the charge, Mayweather could be slapped with a $10,000 fine or receive up to 99 years in prison. Though, it’s unlikely she will receive the maximum sentence, as she doesn’t appear to have a criminal history.
The Texas Penal Code states that under the state’s law, an individual found guilty of first-degree felony aggravated assault can face between five to 99 years, or life in prison. The charge also includes a fine that would not exceed $10,000.
Mayweather is being represented by Kurt Schaffer, a famed attorney who has worked for celebrities like Slim Thug, Pimp C, and J Prince among others.
The attorney confirmed Mayweather will plead not guilty to the charge and he expects her to be “fully vindicated.” Mayweather is reportedly due back in court in August.
Recall an,altercation which reportedly occurred at the rapper’s Houston home on Saturday April 4, prompted a physical fight.
Jacobs claims Iyanna stabbed her twice. When emergency medics arrived, Jacobs was laying on the floor and had to be hospitalized. NBA YoungBoy, who was home at the time, was temporarily handcuffed before being released, while Iyanna was transported to Harris County Jail