R. Kelly’s trial date set for 2020

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Popular American R&B singer, R.Kelly, has been denied bail as his trail date has been set for May, 2020.

R.Kelly had asked to be freed while awaiting trial. His lawyers argued that he doesn’t have any money to flee even if he wanted to, PageSix reports.

However, a Brooklyn federal Judge Ann Donnelly denied that request on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 and according to her, Kelly is accused of committing crimes involving “very young girls,” his finances are “murky, to say the least” and the proposed home detention “certainly would do nothing to deter him” from intimidating witnesses.

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Even though R.Kelly wasn’t in court for the sitting, his lawyers were unable to convince the Judge to grant him bail.

A new date, May 18, 2020, has been set for trial and the judge said the proceeding is expected to last about three weeks.

Back in August 2019, R.Kelly was denied bail by a Brooklyn magistrate after fresh charges were levelled against him.

Yetunde Adegoke

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