Jamel Jones who goes by the street name ‘Mel Murda’ has been sentenced to more than 14-years in prison, months after pleading guilty to racketeering and drug charges.
Jamel Jones who was set to be sentenced, initially at 2:30 pm, was sentenced on Thursday morning around 9:45 am. Inner City Press had reported.
The report added that at 9:45 am Jamel Jones’ family members were in the courtroom, but not Jamel Jones himself. Later he was brought in by Marshals and the proceeding began. It turned out he and his lawyer had not been given an opportunity to in writing address what the US Attorney’s letter said was shown at trial, that Jim Jones spoke of “violating” 6ix9ine and Jamel Jones said, “super violate.”
During the sentencing, Inner City Press reports that the Judge told Jamel Jones that he, unlike Roland Martin, had not renounced Nine Trey. That it was too late in life to use lack of a father figure as an excuse. (In fairness, Judge Englemayer later called out the father in the gallery.) before imposing a full 135-month sentence on Jamel Jones, which is 14 years.
Before the sentencing, we had reported here that prosecutors have heavily relied on the statement made by Tekashi to reached the sentencing point. The prosecutors had sent a letter to the judge asking Jamel Jones be placed in lock-up for at least 135 months, the blast reported.
The report added that the federal prosecutors point to Tekashi’s testimony, about several violent acts, as proof Murda should do some serious hard time.
“The Probation Department calculates the same Guidelines range in the final pre-sentence investigation report, dated August 26, 2019 (“PSR”), and recommends a sentence of 135 months’ imprisonment,” the document states
It continues, “Consistent with the Plea Agreement, and for the reasons explained below, the Government respectfully submits that sentence within the Stipulated Guidelines Range of 135 to 168 months’ imprisonment would be appropriate in this case. “
The government also explains how important Mel Murda was to the organization as its godfather.
“The Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods (“Nine Trey”) was one of the original Bloods sets formed under the United Bloods Nation in 1993. The leadership structure of Nine Trey is divided into two parts: the Prison Lineup, which consists of incarcerated members, and the Street Lineup, which consists of members who are not incarcerated. The defendant was the godfather, which is the highest-ranking position, of Nine Trey’s Street Lineup.”
Prosecutors then point to Tekashi’s testimony about being kidnapped and the violence that followed as more evidence of Murda’s illegal activity
“Daniel Hernandez testified about the aftermath of Hernandez’s kidnapping. Specifically, Hernandez testified that after Hernandez was kidnapped, the defendant and others, including Kifano Jordan, a/k/a “Shotti,” came to Hernandez’s house and that Jordan brought an assault rifle to the house in order to retaliate against Ellison,” the letter stated
The letter even includes details about rapper Jim Jones seemingly ordered the shooting of Tekashi’s security guards in response to him talking bad about the gang on the radio
“In addition, after Hernandez denounced Nine Trey on a nationally-syndicated radio program, several of the defendant’s calls were intercepted over a wiretap on his phone in which the defendant discussed “violating” Hernandez. In one of those calls, the defendant and Jim Jones, who was identified at trial as another Nine Trey member, discussed shooting members of Hernandez’s security detail in order to get to Hernandez.”
In the end, the feds believe the sentence is needed to deter others from joining the gang life, saying “a significant term of incarceration is needed to deter the defendant from continuing with his affiliation with Nine Trey and to deter others from embracing the violent and destructive nature of gang life.“
Tekashi 6ix9ine who testified for three days against them is now set to be sentenced on December 18 at 10 am.