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Before Sentencing 6ix9ine SDNY Judge Engelmayer Gives Young 20 Years For Shooting Snow

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Dec 2 – Two weeks before sentencing cooperator Tekashi 6ix9ine, on December 2 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Paul A. Engelmayer sentenced co-defendant Aaron Young to 240 months or 20 years.

  Young could have faced thirty years to life but received a plea agreement capping his sentence at twenty years. Judge Engelmayer did not further reduce the sentence, citing Young's violence and drug dealing.

   Assistant US Attorney Michael Longyear pointed to the volume of drugs, 80 kilos, that cooperator Kristian Cruz implicated Young in, and to the shooting of Snow. From the US sentencing submission:

"on January 19, 2018 the defendant and Cruz met another Nine Trey member, known as 'Snow,' at a bar in Brooklyn. After Cruz left the bar, the defendant [Aaron Young] shot Snow in the back of the neck at near point-blank range. Miraculously, Snow survived the shooting."

  Aaron Young's lawyer Aaron Mysliwiec on the other hand argued that Jones was born addicted to crack and has an IQ below 70.

  Social worker Shreya Mandel's mitigation report has been filed only under seal, at least for now. But Judge Engelmayer cited it in open court, saying that Young has been asked for drug money by his mother, and locked in rooms for long periods of time while his parents took drugs.

  On the other hand Judge Engelmayer noted that Young's near murder of Snow took place in his 30s, not as a young man. He said that Young's violence was worse than that of co-defendants Kifano Jordan and Jamel Jones and so, with regret, he imposed the twenty year sentence.

   Inner City Press live-tweeted Aaron Young's sentencing and will similarly live-tweet that of 6ix9ine on December 18, this sentencing of Aaron Young. Watch this site and this twitter feed @InnerCityPress.

The case is US v. Jones, 18-cr-834 (Engelmayer).


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