The American rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine who is currently serving a 2 years sentence after pleading guilty to 9 charges including conspiracy to murder and armed robbery is set to be released from prison today to avoid contracting coronavirus because he is classed as a ‘vulnerable’ inmate.
The rapper real name Daniel Hernandez had already served 13 months of his 24-months sentence in a jail, he was due to be released from an upstate New York prison in August 2020.
If Tekashi is released, he will serve the remaining four months of his sentence in home confinement.
His attorney, Lance Lazzaro, who filed a motion for his release due to the spread of COVID-19, has confirmed to Rolling Stone that the rapper could be released as soon as this afternoon.
In a letter written to the government, Judge Paul Engelmayer said he wants to cut Tekashi loose from the prison because he has asthma, the respiratory condition which puts him at a greater risk of contracting coronavirus.
Attorney Lance Lazzaro said that Hernandez had been experiencing shortness of breath and was not being allowed to see a doctor by prison officials.