R. Kelly to be Sentenced in Sex-Trafficking Case | Yahoo! Entertainment
What’s expected at the sentencing hearing?
- Los Angeles criminal and injury lawyer Bobby Shamuilian, founder of My Rights Law, predicts Kelly will make a statement.
- “He and his defense team are likely to introduce evidence of his modest beginnings, the domestic violence he experienced as a youngster, and a lengthy history of sexual abuse by a sibling and family friend in hopes of mitigating his sentence to the mandatory minimum of 10 years,” says Shamuilian.
- The judge will hear victim impact statements from multiple Kelly victims “tormented over decades,” adds Shamuilian, many of which he predicts will be “emotional and gut-wrenching.”