6ix9ine Associate Wants Less Prison Time Due to His Low IQ and Past Abuse
Another one of 6ix9ine's co-defendants has asked a judge for mercy ahead of sentencing.
According to court documents obtained by XXL on Tuesday (Nov. 5), Aaron "Bat" Young, who in April pleaded guilty to participation in an attempted murder and assault, furtherance of a racketeering conspiracy, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a narcotics conspiracy and participation in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, fentanyl analogue, heroin, MDMA and marijuana, is asking for a sentence that's considerably less than the 240 months his sentencing guidelines stipulate.
Young’s attorney, Aaron Mysliwiec, wrote a letter to Judge Paul Engelmayer stating that Young was born "extremely premature" and was addicted to crack cocaine after being exposed to it in utero.
Additionally, Mysliwiec says that Young faced physical abuse from his mother, who he says broke Young's arm when he was a child. When he wasn't facing domestic issues in his own home, Young was dealing with academic problems stemming from his own mental aptitude.
"When he was in 5th grade, Mr. Young’s school determined that he had a full scale I.Q. of 63, and he was diagnosed with 'Mild Mental Retardation of Intellectual Functioning' and a general learning disability," Mysliwiec writes. "Eventually, he was able to improve his speech and his vocabulary, but he still has very poor literacy skills. For most of his life, he has relied on SSI and other government assistance to support himself."
In another part of the letter, Mysliwiec argues that Young is less deserving of a serious sentence than 6ix9ine's other associates Jamel "Mel Murda" Jones and 6ix9ine's former manager Kifano "Shotti" Jordan. Jones was sentenced to more than 11 years behind bars, while Shotti was given a 15-year prison sentence.
This news comes more than a month after 6ix9ine testified against two Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods members in their racketeering and kidnapping trial. Following Tekashi's testimony, both Anthony "Harv" Ellison and Aljermiah "Nuke" Mack were found guilty of multiple federal charges.
6ix9ine, who pleaded guilty to several federal charges back in January, is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 18. During his testimony, he said he expects to be granted an early release due to his cooperation with federal authorities. Interestingly, 6ix9ine reportedly signed a new record deal worth $10 million with his previous label, 10K Projects.
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