A Manhattan federal court docket decide Thursday shaved two years off the sentence of a former Tekashi 6ix9ine affiliate as a result of the person was stabbed 9 instances whereas behind bars — after he renounced his affiliation with the 9 Trey Gangsta Bloods.
“You could have now been on each side of violence,” Manhattan Federal Court docket decide Paul Engelmayer informed Roland “Ro Murda” Martin earlier than sentencing him to five half of years in jail for racketeering conspiracy associated to his involvement with 9 Trey.
Protection Legal professional Maxwell Bryer informed the court docket his consumer was brutally attacked throughout his time in custody on the Metropolitan Detention Heart after “publicly” asserting he was leaving the gang within the presence of different members.
Martin suffered two collapsed lungs, a lacerated liver and a wrist wound in the course of the Might 30 assault — after which nearly died throughout transport to the hospital as a result of “somebody forgot to carry an oxygen tank,” Bryer mentioned.
The previous high-ranking gang member additionally spoke concerning the stabbing after apologizing for his actions, saying: “I left that life behind me, and I paid the value.”
“It was essentially the most terrifying expertise of my life,” he mentioned. “I’m fortunate to be alive.”
Whereas the decide mentioned he “deeply revered” that Martin had repudiated gang life, he recited the 38-year-old’s lengthy felony historical past and prior stints behind bars earlier than noting “actions communicate louder than phrases.”
“You ran with 9 Trey, dedicated crimes with them as a completely grown, married man in his late thirties,” Engelmayer said. “I hope you be taught from this tour in jail what you didn’t the final time.”
Martin was arrested alongside Tekashi 6ix9ine, who spent three days on the stand final month testifying in opposition to fellow 9 Trey Members Anthony Ellison and Aljermiah Mack, who have been additionally going through racketeering conspiracy costs.
Ellison and Mack have been convicted final week. The rapper’s sentencing is scheduled for December.