Last month stories steered that Nicki Minaj’s brother could also be headed for a retrial because the jury who convicted him of raping his 11-year-old stepdaughter had been accused of misconduct. Jurors within the trial had been mentioned to have gone towards the decide’s guidelines of discussing the case outdoors of the court docket and even made feedback detailing how they cannot “watch for [Jelani Maraj] to be discovered responsible.”
A specific juror was even mentioned to have watched The Wendy Williams present the place the talk-show host labeled Jelani as responsible. Another juror claimed that if Nicki doesn’t testify (she didn’t) “which means he’s responsible.”
New stories from Page Six element how the decide has now begun to interview every juror one after the other, behind closed doorways to get right down to the underside of the inquiry. If the decide finds adequate proof and proof that the jury convicted Jelani primarily based on outdoors opinions and unauthorized conversations, a retrial could occur the place the sufferer should take the stand once more and clarify her tragic expertise.
Jelani’s attorneys are attempting to get his conviction tossed and his stays in jail as his sentence is pending.