Key witness delays turk trial
Posted on July 10, 2005 by Jamie Slaughter
New orleans-based rap artist, turk (formerly of cash money and hot boys fame, aka tab virgil), has seen his trial being delayed due to the key witnesses absence. Prosecutors have been issued until august 1st to come up with their key witness.
The trial was meant to continue on tuesday, but was delayed when witness sean jackson could not be found. Turks attorney argued that with the delay, his client's rap career was suffering and it was increasing the pressure on him.
"it's speculative whether they can ever catch up with [jackson]. He's not coming forward as a willing witness," virgil?s attorney jay bailey told the memphis commercial appeal.
The rapper faces a line of alleged offences, 1st degree attempted murder charges in state court in december, charges of being a felon in possession of a handgun, a fugitive in possession of a handgun and others.