Tekashi 6ix9ine’s brother wants the judge to sentence him to time served.
Tekashi 6ix9ine seems to be hanging on as he awaits sentencing scheduled for December 18. In a show of courage, the rapper’s brother publicly voiced his opinion on how he feels about the situation. Oscar Hernandez, who wrote a letter to the judge, believes the rap superstar will be a force for good in the community if he is kept out of prison. He went on to describe how their step-father’s death left his brother traumatized. Going by police reports, their step-father was murdered at the front door of their family residence in Brooklyn. An experience that exposed Tekashi to extreme violence at 13 years of age.
Tekashi 6ix9ine was institutionalized back in 2011 and 2012 due to post-traumatic stress disorder alongside depression, attributed to the shooting. Oscar further explains how he was forced to go into adulting after the demise of their step-dad.
He says that Daniel Hernandez, Tekashi’s government name, did not have the right guidance while growing up, given the lack of a father figure. Stardom at a young age only exacerbated the situation, as it attracted people with devious intent into 6ix9ine’s social circle.
The New York City rapper could see ten years shaved off his sentencing after the prosecutors showed signs of dismissing his firearm charge. The rainbow-haired rapper was initially looking at a minimum of 47 years for pleading guilty to racketeering conspiracy and other law violations.
While the “FEFE” hitmaker is federally obliged to mandatory prison sentencing, his cooperation with prosecutors against the Nine Trey Gangsta Blood members may prove to be beneficial. Judge Paul Engelmayer could decide to impose a sentence below the mandated guidelines. Word from the prosecutor’s office said that his cooperation was “extraordinary.”
Oscar pleaded with the judge to spare his brother, who provided total cooperation with the authorities against a dozen members of the gang. He pleaded for a time-served sentence, an outcome that would bring joy to their diabetic mother. If he gets his wish, 6ix9ine would walk free on Wednesday, December 18.