Bobby Shmurda is going to have to wait a little longer before he gets his day in court.
Shmurda was expecting for his trial to start this Thursday, May 12. However XXL is reporting that the date has been pushed back all the way to September.
The postponement comes at the request of the attorneys for the four defendants: Alex Spiro, who represents Bobby Shmurda (born Ackquille Pollard); Javier Solano, who represents Rowdy Rebel (born Chad Marshall); Kevin Canefield, who represents Cueno (born Santino Boderick); and Leslie Jones-Thomas, who represents Montana Flea (born Nicolas McCoy).
Judge Abraham Clott, who is presiding over the case, split the group of men arrested along with Shmurda in December 2014 into two trials. Last month, Rashid Derrisant aka “Rasha” or “Jordan 23” and Alex Crandon aka “A-Rod” were convicted of murder, attempted murder and conspiracy for the February 2013 killing of a 19-year-old rival gang member. Both are part of the GS9 crew, the gang affiliated with the rapper.
Shmurda hasn’t been quiet in his time behind bars. He has charged that the cops who arrested him in 2014 did not have enough evidence on him and requested disciplinary documents on them. That request was denied. He has also sued the NYPD for false arrest.
It hasn’t helped his case however that members of the GS9 gang that he is affiliated with were recently convicted on murder charges. Just last week, a man named Peter Martinez who was found dead on a Brooklyn beach with cement shoes, was found to be a GS9 affiliate as well.