The controversial American rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine will be released from prison today to avoid being infected with a coronavirus as he is listed as a ‘vulnerable’ prisoner.
Tekashi, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, is currently serving a 24-month sentence after acknowledging nine charges, including conspiracy to murder and armed robbery.
He has had already served 13 months of his two-year sentence, and was due to be released from an upstate New York prison in August 2020.
His lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, who filed a motion for his release due to the spread of COVID-19, and he has confirmed to the Rolling Stones that the rapper can be released this afternoon.
“It’s a foregone conclusion, he’s getting released” said Dawn Florio, another attorney for Hernandez. “He could do it today, or later, we’re just waiting on the judge’s decision,” Lazzaro
If Hernandez is released, he will serve the remaining four months of his sentence in home confinement.