A sentence is a decree of punishment of the court in criminal procedure. In law, a sentence forms the final explicit act of a judge-ruled process as well as the symbolic principal act connected to their function. This article contains 5 of these notable figures, who are in jail for the crime they have been accused of.
1. Kodak Black
Real name Bill K Kapri, the hip-hop star faced a maximum of 10 years in prison, and prosecutors had pushed for a sentence of eight years. The court heard he was alleged to have beaten up a prison guard while awaiting sentencing.
2. R. Kelly
On July 11, 2019, Kelly was arrested on federal charges alleging sex crimes, people trafficking and obstruction of justice.
He is also facing charges in New York including racketeering and violations of the Mann Act, which prohibits sex trafficking across state lines. R. Kelly could face up to 20years in prison if he is convicted of the charges.
3. Bill Cosby
Cosby was sentenced to three to ten years after the jury at his second trial in Montgomery County returned a verdict of guilty on all three counts of drugging, lack of consent and sexual assault.
Now, the 83-year-old actor has broken his silence, speaking exclusively to DailyMail.com from SCI Phoenix where he has been incarcerated for the past two years.
4. Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius is a South African former professional sprinter who was convicted of murder in 2015. Both of his feet were amputated when he was 11 months old due to a congenital defect.
The track star made headlines of a different kind in February 2013, after his girlfriend, South African model Reeva Steenkamp, was found dead at his home in Pretoria, South Africa. Subsequently got sentenced to 13years and 5months in jail in 2017 by the supreme court of appeal.
5. Bobby Shmurda
Ackquille Jean Pollard, known professionally as Bobby Shmurda, is an American rapper and songwriter. Cops said Shmurda was the ringleader of a criminal street gang called GS9. The other charges -- including conspiracy to commit murder -- were tossed. Bobby was initially sentenced to 6 to 7 years in prison, and he's been in December 2014.
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