Former Terror Squad member Remy Ma has reportedly suffered a setback in a New York courtroom this week by having an appeal denied in relation to her 2007 shooting case.
Details of the appeal’s rejection hit the Internet Thursday (February 24).
New York’s top court has upheld the conviction of rapper Remy Ma in the shooting of a friend in 2007. In a ruling Thursday, the Court of Appeals rejected arguments that a judge didn’t properly inform jurors before they rendered a guilty verdict. The rapper’s real name is Remy Smith. She’s serving eight years in prison for criminal possession of a weapon and two counts of assault stemming from the struggle in which a friend was shot. Smith had accused the friend of stealing $3,000 from her pocketbook. (My Fox News)
Last year, Remy’s husband/rapper, Papoose, spoke on her possible early release.
“I can’t speak about it in detail due to legal reasons, but we just recently got some great news concerning her second appeal” Papoose revealed in an interview. “Let’s just say that she’s blessed. I highly doubt she will have to serve the full time. If justice is served, then she will come home now. My plan is to see her walk out of that hellhole and get a breath of fresh air so we can enjoy life.” (VIBE)
In early 2010, Remy said she hoped to be released from jail by the summer.
“Hopefully I can be home soon, like, before the summer,” Remy told radio personality Jenny Boom Boom regarding her appeal. “If none of my appeals work and I had to do the most, probably another three years, a little bit over three years. I have eight [years], but you don’t do the whole eight, you have to do about six and I’ve already done two.” (“Jenny Boom Boom TV”)
Around summer 2009 , Remy updated fans on her well-being via a blog posting.
“I really miss everything but I especially can’t wait to get back in the studio and onstage again, I’ve been writing like crazy,” she wrote in a blog entry. “First off I’d like to send love to C-Murder, his family and children…Some people are aware, but I realize that a lot of people don’t know that I have a son. He just turned 9 years old and I was able to celebrate his birthday with him and Pap, they stayed with me for 5 days and 4 nights. We had so much fun. I cooked breakfast, lunch, and dinner everyday, I baked cookies, cakes, and banana pudding. We watched movies, played board games and took a lot of pictures…I just want to say that I so love the ‘Wendy Williams Show.’ I try to watch it everyday. I love watching the videos that are sent in of little kids saying ‘How You Doin?’ I couldn’t pay my son to do that! I have to go on her show though when I get home.” (Global Grind)
Check out a recent Remy Martin interview below: