Nicki Minaj’s brother, Jelani Maraj has been sentenced to twenty-five years to life in prison for raping his stepdaughter.
A judge, Robert McDonald pronounced the sentencing on Monday, January 27, 2019, in a New York court several months after the verdict been reached.
Jelani Maraj was found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child in a trial that lasted less than 3 weeks, TMZ reports.
“We hope that today’s verdict will help the family in the healing process,” the Nassau County D.A. told TMZ. The news of Jelani Maraj’s imprisonment first broke back in 2017. At that time he was already found guilty of raping his stepdaughter.
Nicki Minaj’s brother, Jelani Maraj is facing twenty-five years to life in prison for rape
He was found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child. The verdict for Jelani Maraj came in on Thursday, November 9, 2017, in Long Island says he would face 25 years to life in prison.
At one time, Maraj’s lawyer had suggested they appeal the verdict, accusing the girl’s mother of making up the allegations to force Minaj to pay the family $25 million, The Associated Press reported; the girl’s mother rejected the suggestion.
In October, a Long Island judge turned down his appeal for a new trial based on an accusation of jury misconduct, Newsday reported.
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