The prosecutors taking on R. Kelly are demanding his request to be released from prison be shut down and deny he is being mistreated while locked up.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, prosecutors are asking a judge to keep Kelly in prison despite him claiming to fear for his life at Chicago MCC.
They argue, “if released, there is a risk that the defendant will flee and that the defendant will obstruct, attempt to obstruct, threaten, intimidate or attempt to threaten or intimidate one or more prospective witnesses.”
Prosecutors claim Kelly is getting adequate care in prison at the moment and there is no reason for his release. Further, “The defendant continues to pose both a flight risk and a serious risk of obstruction. His motion for emergency bail … do not overcome the risks he poses if released.”
As The Blast previously reported, Kelly recently pleaded with the court to let him out of prison on bond. He is currently behind bars in Chicago awaiting trial in two separate criminal cases.
In court documents, Kelly says the conditions in the prison are dangerous given the current circumstances. Kelly complained about not being able to see his lawyers to build his defense for trial.
Since being arrested, Kelly has complained about a variety of issues while in prison including not being able to buy candy.
In his proposed plan, Kelly wants to move into an apartment with his girlfriend, Joycelyn Savage. The proposed apartment is modest and 11 minutes from his former luxury condo in Trump Tower Chicago.His motion failed to note the apartment is in the middle of an outdoor shopping mall, which could be a problem given the singer is accused of child sex abuse.
A judge has yet to rule on Kelly’s motion for bond. The disgraced singer has made several unsuccessful attempts to be let out in the past.