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 9 years ago '05        #1
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arabofthechi 8 heat pts
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Jun 13 - R Kelly Not guilty on all counts
 

 

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 9 years ago '04        #2
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CHICAGO - A jury acquitted R. Kelly on all counts of child pr0nography after less than a day of deliberations Friday, ending an ordeal for the R&B superstar that began when he was charged six years ago.

The Grammy award-winning singer dabbed his face with a handkerchief and hugged each of his four attorneys after the verdict was read. The singer had faced 15 years in prison if convicted.

Prosecutors had argued that a graphic s3x tape showed Kelly having s3x with a girl as young as 13 at the time. Both Kelly, 41, and the now 23-year-old alleged victim had denied they were on the tape. Neither testified during the trial.

The prosecution’s star witness was a woman who said she engaged in three-way s3x with Kelly and the alleged victim. Defense attorneys argued the man on the tape didn’t have a large mole on his back; Kelly has such a mole.

The monthlong trial centered on whether Kelly was the man who appears on a s3xually graphic, 27-minute videotape at the heart of the case, and whether a female who also appears on it was underage.

Over seven days presenting their case, prosecutors called 22 witnesses, including several childhood friends of the alleged victim and four of her relatives who identified her as the female on the video.

In just two days, Kelly’s lawyers called 12 witnesses. They included three relatives of the alleged victim who testified they did not recognize her as the female on the tape.

Kelly’s hits include “I Believe I Can Fly,” “Bump N’ Grind” and “Ignition.”
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 9 years ago '04        #3
dogmanx23 9 heat pts
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Its over Now start Trapped in the closet 25 through 36 :)
 9 years ago '04        #4
Rashad69 11 heat pts11
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Wow..
 9 years ago '06        #5
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CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- It took six years to get to trial, but a jury has acquitted R&B singer R. Kelly of child pr0nography after less than a day of deliberations.

Judge Vincent Gaughan is scheduled to read the verdict later Friday afternoon.

The jury of nine men and three women includes the wife of a Baptist preacher from Kelly's Chicago-area hometown, as well as a compliance officer for a Chicago investment firm and a man in his 60s who emigrated from then-Communist Romania nearly 40 years ago.

As they left the courtroom to deliberate, jurors took the s3x tape at the center of the trial with them, and a monitor was set up in the jury room in case they wanted to review it.

Kelly is charged with 14 counts of videotaping himself having s3x with an underage girl, who prosecutors say was as young as 13. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison. He would also have to register as a s3x offender in Illinois.

The 41-year-old superstar, who has pleaded not guilty, was charged in 2002. His trial was repeatedly delayed, once because the judge seriously injured himself falling off a ladder and another time because Kelly had emergency surgery to remove his appendix.

Jurors deliberated for three hours Thursday after listening to closing arguments.

Kelly's attorney banged on the jury box with his fist, he yelled and he whispered, he laughed and he pleaded for more than in hour in his emotion-filled closing.

At one point, Sam Adam Jr. referred to a defense argument made repeatedly during the trial that a mole on the singer's back proved he simply can't be the man in the video.

After displaying a freeze frame of the man's back in the video -- with no apparent mole -- Adam walked over to the defense table and placed his hand on Kelly's shoulder.

"The truth be told, there is no mole ... that means one thing," Adam told jurors, then paused and lowered his voice. "It ain't him. And if it ain't him, you can't convict."

Prosecutors wrapped up their arguments the same way they began them a month ago: by playing the entire graphic s3x tape in open court.

The 27-minute film played on a monitor just outside the jury box -- the lights switched off and the blinds pulled across courtroom windows -- as a.ssistant State's Attorney Robert Heilengoetter read through sections of the indictment.

Both Kelly and the alleged victim, now 23, deny being on the tape. Neither testified at trial. But as the video played Thursday, Heilengoetter told jurors the man on the tape is Kelly and that he controlled the encounter.

At one point in the video, entered into evidence as "People's Exhibit No. 1," the female dances and urinates on the floor -- the man out of view. Back in view, he has s3x with her. In one scene near the end of the video, alluded to in one count of the indictment, the man urinates on the female. At another point, the man hands her money.

Kelly sat across the room from jurors at the defense table in a gray pinstripe suit, his hands folded in front of him. As the s3x tape played, he appeared tense, keeping his eyes on the monitor, his mouth drawn tight and his brow furrowed.

"The one person who is responsible is sitting right here," a.ssistant State's Attorney Shauna Boliker said, pointing at Kelly. "What you know now is that this is not a whodunit, but a he-did-it."

Over seven days presenting their case, prosecutors called 22 witnesses, including several childhood friends of the alleged victim and four of her relatives who identified her as the female on the video.

In two days, the Grammy winner's lawyers called 12 witnesses. They included three relatives of the alleged victim who testified they did not recognize her as the female on the tape.

During the trial, Kelly endeavored to make a good impression on jurors, always standing straight and folding his hands in front of him whenever they entered the courtroom.

Jurors, in turn, made a good impression on Judge Vincent Gaughan, who repeatedly praised their attentiveness. All appeared to take careful notes, even when testimony became highly technical.

 9 years ago '04        #6
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wasn't expecting this, especially so soon.

The evidence was so clear.
 06-13-2008, 02:21 PM         #7
LYRICALDETOX 
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i was just gunna post this
 06-13-2008, 02:23 PM         #8
sonof504's dad 
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r kelly didnt do it and we all know it
 06-13-2008, 02:25 PM         #9
LYRICALDETOX 
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thiS n*gga gets caught on tape and still found innocent...that sh*t is crazy yo
to all u criminals take note when u get caught on camera dat dont mean sh*t anymore......YA HEARD ?!?!?!?!?!?!? juS call Roberts lawyerS

chi town stand uP !!!!!! for what i dont know
 9 years ago '04        #10
Barcode 7 heat pts
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I wish...I wish...I wish...
:(
 9 years ago '04        #11
Bossalinie 
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teflon kelly
 9 years ago '05        #12
Bea5T 137 heat pts137
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you mofu*kas are quik

was just going to post this
 9 years ago '05        #13
CrookedEye99 
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Not Guilty!
 9 years ago '05        #14
Killaaj 
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 tdm2000 said:
wasn't expecting this, especially so soon.

The evidence was so clear.


:finger: SIMPLE CASE OF HATING:finger: And dont comment me either :finger:FOR ANYONE WHO THINK LIKE U CLOWN
 9 years ago '04        #15
ItAlY2BkLyN 238 heat pts238
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So what? I thought by the thread title he got off. But after reading it seems that no vertict has been read yet.
 9 years ago '04        #16
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Money can buy your way out of almost anything. Damn shame. He needs to seek help for his addiction now that he's acquitted.
 06-13-2008, 02:38 PM         #17
BlockBurner226 
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MONEY TALKS MOTHERfu*kERS
 9 years ago '04        #18
ItAlY2BkLyN 238 heat pts238
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man I don't know how old ya'll are,
but for those over the age of 21,
you can't tell me you haven't seen some little tender lookin' right and thought about it. Man there's bi*ches all over here, lookin' major league fu*kable. Then you see their mom come swoop them up or whatever.
fu*kin makes me wanna throw up.
 9 years ago '06        #19
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 Rashad69 said:
Wow..
exactly my reaction when I read the headline
 06-13-2008, 02:43 PM         #20
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^^^^^^^^^^

robert kelly got a bx account?
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