This week, the rapper Young Thug’s nephew was detained in Georgia on suspicion of murdering his girlfriend.
Fardereen According to authorities, Deonta Grier was apprehended in East Point, Georgia, on Wednesday and charged with shooting Destiny Fitzpatrick to death.
According to a spokesperson for the East Point Police Department, when officers first arrived, they discovered Grier sobbing and Fitzpatrick dead by the front entrance in a pool of blood.
Who is Fardereen Deonta Grier?
Grier identified himself to authorities as Young Thug’s nephew, the oldest sister of the Atlanta rapper. The connection was revealed to TMZ by a source close to Young Thug.
Grier first claimed to be defending himself against two armed invaders, but subsequently allegedly admitted to shooting Fitzpatrick in the face, according to TMZ. Before the incident, a neighbor overheard a couple arguing in the house.
Grier was detained and given a murder charge.
Young Thug, real name Jeffrey Lamar Williams, was detained on gang-related charges in May and is now being held in Fulton County.
The “Bad Bad Bad” artist was charged with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and participation in criminal street gang activity.
The RICO Act charge stems from an alleged offense that occurred on Jan. 24, 2013, while the gang activity charge is from May 12, 2018.
Young Thug, who co-founded the notorious street gang Young Slime Life, is allegedly its leader, according to the prosecution. The 88-page indictment claims that the group carried out numerous killings, shootings, and carjackings over the course of almost ten years.
The rapper Gunna, whose real name is Sergio Kitchens, wannabe musician Christian Eppinger, and 24 other people are charged with racketeering in the indictment.
The 30-year-old rapper was denied bond earlier this month by a judge who claimed he would be a danger to the neighborhood.
According to Fox, the judge’s ruling was based in part on a threat made by Young Thug in 2015, according to which he allegedly said: “Anybody goes into the courtroom and reveals the god’s honest truth, they’ll be f—ing killed,”
The judge predicted that the trial will take place on January 9, 2023.
Williams may get a maximum 20-year jail sentence and a $250,000 fine if found guilty of the RICO offense.