Nicki Minaj’s brother sentenced to 25 years to life


Maraj’s appellate attorney, Stephen Scaring, said he plans to appeal the judge’s decision. Prosecutors have said DNA evidence recovered from the girl’s pajama pants was linked to Maraj. (Photo: Nicki Minaj/Instagram)
The brother of rapper Nicki Minaj was sentenced Monday to 25 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl at his Long Island home. The girl’s younger brother also testified at the trial that he witnessed one assault. The judge ruled in October that the defense did not meet the necessary burden of proof. By: AP | Mineola |

Published: January 28, 2020 11:03:33 am

The victim testified during the trial that Jelani Maraj repeatedly raped her in 2015. The victim testified during the trial that Maraj repeatedly raped her in 2015 while her mother was at work. Maraj said in court Monday that he had an alcohol problem and asked for a “second chance.” One of his attorneys said he suffered from health issues including hypertension, gout and anemia and requested the minimum sentence of 10 years to life. Maraj’s attorney appealed conviction in 2018, claiming that there was jury misconduct. A judge convicted Jelani Maraj of predatory sexual assault and child endangerment in November 2017. Follow us on Telegram for the latest Entertainment news
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