Tekashi 6ix9ine Kidnapper Denied Release Due To Being Highly 'Dangerous'
On Friday, federal prosecutors requested Tekashi 6ix9ine's kidnapper, Anthony "Harv" Ellison, stay behind bars despite the coronavirus pandemic affecting prisons around the country. The prosecutors argued that Ellison is a potential danger to his community and may cause problems upon his release.
According to Page Six, government officials referred to Ellison as a high-ranking member who would only cause problems if he were let out.
Michael Longyear, the prosecutor in the case, wrote that Harv's "leadership role" in the gang, a position that includes kidnapping and robbing, illustrates just how dangerous he is to the community. For that reason, Michael stated, it's best to keep him behind bars.
As it was previously reported, in October 2019, Ellison was convicted of gunpoint kidnapping of Daniel Hernandez, also known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, and also slashing a man's face just a few months later. The news of the judge's denial comes just 48 hours after Ellison's lawyer requested for his release from prison.
Ellison is currently staying in the Metropolitan Correctional Center on a $200,00o bail. His attorney asked for him to serve out part of his sentence at his home in Brooklyn, New York City.
Devereaux Cannick, Ellison's attorney, stated that his 32-year-old client has asthma and if he were to contract coronavirus, his life would be in danger.
Longyear questioned the idea of his precarious health condition, stating that if his health was such an issue, he would've mentioned it following his conviction in October 2019. At the moment, Ellison is waiting on sentencing and may go away for 30 years to life.
In a letter to Judge Paul Engelmayer, Longyear stated that Ellison had "every reason" to try and flee. In January, he was disciplined for assaulting another convict as well. Followers of the case know that Hernandez's luck has been a lot better.
Earlier this month, it was reported that the rapper was allowed to serve the rest of his sentence at home. As most know, Tekashi faced several decades behind bars before cooperating with the federal prosecutors. They described him as a "stellar witness" afterward, a title for which he was berated by the hip-hop community.