Four months ago Shmurda, Rebel, and several other GS9 group members were arrested on a number of charges, ranging from conspiracy to gun possession, second-degree murder, attempted assault, criminal use of a firearm and more. Shmurda himself was charged with weapons possession, conspiracy to commit murder, and reckless endangerment.
Shmurda’s attorney, Kenneth J. Montgomery spoke to reporters after the Wednesday hearing, saying:
“This is a show and [the prosecutors] have to justify the show. At the trial we’ll see what this is really about. What I would want is some reasonableness to take place and that this young man can be given a reasonable bail and get out. But I know what we’re up against. We’re not up against reason. We’re up against the rule of law.”
The news of the trial date comes after Shmurda’a attorney Montgomery previously revealed to REVOLT that he was “still working on” securing a viable bail package for his client.
Earlier this year Bobby expressed his frustration with his label Epic Records in a jailhouse interview with Billboard, saying:
“They’re not bailing me out. They’re not standing by me that much. Every time I call them, there’s excuses about [parent company] Sony, this and that. So, nah. It’s more people on the streets that’s standing by me more than them. I haven’t gotten a visit from one of them yet. Nah.”
Both Shmurda and Rebel are being held at Riker’s Island on $2 million bail.