As The Shade Room previously reported, day two of the trial saw Young Thug’s attorney, Brian Steel, share his opening statements. Steel reportedly explained that Young Thug was “born into an environment, a community, a society that was filled with oppression, despair, hopelessness and helplessness.”
Prosecutors in Young Thug’s trial are concerned about the virality of the screenshots showing the jurors yesterday, but Judge Glanville isn’t and says stop drawing attention to it.
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Here’s How Young Thug’s Trial Commenced On Day 1
As Belknap gave a general explanation of alleged gang activities and “goals,” a mishap took place. Trial cameras, which broadcast via live-streamed through various media outlets, portrayed the faces of some of the jurors, per 11Alive.
Furthermore, the state asserts that the alleged gang, led by Thug, partook in murder, drug, and firearm violations.
Eventually, the state’s opening statements hit a hiccup after the defense revealed to Judge Ural Glanville that the state “presented information to the jury… that was not disclosed to the defense.”
BREAKING: Judge Glanville appeared very angry and called all attorneys back in chambers. Working to get more information but murmurs about a mistrial. Stand by! #YoungThug #YSL
Day three of the YSL RICO trial concluded on Wednesday, November 29, but not without renewed talk of a mistrial. As The Shade Room previously reported, rapper Young Thug and 27 others were arrested in Georgia in May 2022.