Nicki Minaj's brother sentenced to prison for child rape

11 November, 2017, 01:52 | Author: Laverne Higgins
  • CREDIT Guilty

Jelani Maraj, the 38-year-old brother of Nicki Minaj, was convicted Thursday of raping his stepdaughter.

According to reports, a 10-year-old initially testified in Maraj's case.

Prosecutors said DNA evidence recovered from the girl's pajama trousers was linked to Maraj.

The young girl, who is now 14, testified in court that her stepfather anally raped her at one point, and then slapped her in her face and told her to keep quiet about what was happening. Her brother, a witness, testified that Maraj threatened to have him removed from his family if he spoke about the abuse.

The case was handed to the jury, made up of eight men and four women, on Wednesday (08Nov17).

"Absolute absurdity", responded Assistant District Attorney Emma Slane.

NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Hits New 52-Week High on Strong Earnings
Considering that the stock daily volume of 24.46 million shares, this represents a pretty noteworthy trading in volume size. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 17th. "Industries across the world are accelerating their adoption of AI", he said.


His sentence will be handed down next month - and he faces 25 years to life behind bars.

Maraj was arrested December 1, 2015, on charges of predatory assault, second-degree course of sexual conduct and a misdemeanor charge of acting in a manner likely to injure a child.

"We hope that today's verdict will help the family in the healing process and that it will close this bad chapter in their lives", District Attorney Madeline Singas said.

Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas said in a statement after the verdict that "justice demanded" Maraj "be held accountable for these heinous acts".

The prosecutor told the jurors it will be up to them to determine whether the testimony of the two children was credible. He told the court he had made the monetary demand but that the girl's mother was in the dark.

James R. Ray III, the previous defence attorney in the case, was sacked for demanding $25 million from Maraj following his arrest to settle a potential lawsuit. If she refused his advances, he physically attacked her, she testified, according to Brosh. She later fired Ray as her attorney. He will be sentenced on December 14. And Jelani Maraj did not testify in his own defense.

Recommended:



Popular

Sensex ends 64 points higher; Nifty settles at 10322
BSE metal and BSE oil and gas posted losses to the tune of 1.55% and 1.30%, respectively. This is its weakest closing level since October 31, when it had ended at 33,213.13.

Charlie Sheen Denies Corey Haim Sexual Assault Allegation
Tragic actor Corey Haim's mother has shot down reports suggesting her late son was raped by Charlie Sheen when he was a teenager. Oz released a clip of his interview with Haim's mom Judy (above) who says Sheen is NOT the person who abused her son.

Is this the new Stars Wars trilogy you're looking for?
The studio and the filmmaker have struck a deal to develop a new " Star Wars " trilogy, Disney Chairman Bob Iger announced. He will write and direct the first movie in the new trilogy, which Lucasfilm has not announced a timeline for.

Harry Potter to come under augmented reality spell
Despite previously denying that it had any plans to make a Harry Potter AR game, Niantic has partnered with Warner Bros. Details on the game are pretty scarce, so it's not clear what the game will involve or what its mechanics will be.

Veterans Get A Special "Thank You" From Elementary Students
Belicek added that the ceremony shows students to always have respect for the veterans and what they have done. The program was concluded with a special thank you to veterans for their dedication, service, and sacrifice.

Ex-news anchor whose girlfriend was killed on live TV wins election
At a victory speech on Tuesday evening, Hurst thanked voters and said it was a time of tremendous opportunity for his district. Hurst and Parker had been dating for nine months and had just moved in together at the time of her death.

Tata Motors Reports Three-Fold Rise in Q2 to Rs 2483 Crore
The second-quarter retail sales at JLR grew 5% to 1.49 lakh units, with its top market China clocking an increase of 27%. The company said it plans to spend 4 billion pounds in JLR this fiscal year to boost capacity and launch new products.

Joe Biden: 'I regret that I am not president'
Biden doesn't explicitly mention Trump in the upcoming OWN interview, but he does expand on what he thinks a real leader should be.

Roger Federer beats Andy Murray while wearing a kilt in Glasgow
Federer took the court wearing a kilt and Murray sported a tartan hat, much to the approval of the 1,100 people in the crowd. TENNIS ace Roger Federer received the sweetest welcome when he touched down in Scotland today - from Andy Murray's granny.

Top SmackDown Stars Sent Home From European Tour
A story broke earlier today that Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn were sent home from WWE 's Europen tour for disciplinarian reasons . The incident came when Owens and Zayn did do what they were told to do following Zayn's singles match against Kofi Kingston .