NEW YORK — A man convicted in the kidnapping of rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has been sentenced to 24 years in prison Wednesday by a judge who mentioned his leadership job in a gang busy nationally.
Throughout a two-hour proceeding, the judge cited the July 2018 kidnapping of Tekashi 6ix9ine and Ellison’s slashing of the other guy’s face that left him permanently disfigured.
Engelmayer known as Ellison”cruel and barbarous” for”slicing open a guy’s face” although the guy wasn’t involved with a shooting Ellison was attempting to avenge.
Prosecutors said in a written court entry that the assault left the guy with a scar from his ear to his chin, an accident so grisly that Ellison’s attorneys succeeded in getting a few of the pictures stored from jurors.
Prosecutors said Ellison was a pioneer of a violent faction of the Trey Gangsta Bloods.
“I am not an angel but I am not a creature,” Ellison told the judge. “I do have flaws. I’m human.”
In Ellison’s trial this past year, the rapper whined about his involvement with the gang. He explained the kidnapping, stating Ellison and another guy forced him into a stolen car at gunpoint. He said that the guys drove him about, stopping occasionally to conquer and taunt him as he cried for his life.
The guys finally took him into his Brooklyn home, where they stole a purse filled with jewelry before forcing him a couple of blocks away and discharging him, he explained.
Back in April, Tekashi 6ix9ine started serving house confinement for the past four weeks of a yearlong prison sentence that he was awarded because of his job in a drive-by shooting in New York he committed when he was with all the gang. Sometime after, he published a new movie, “Gooba.”