Judge Ural Glanville rejected co-defendant Jayden Myrick’s plea for a mistrial in the YSL RICO case during a hearing this week.
Gina Bernard, Myrick’s attorney, requested a mistrial for her client after a video of an interview in which YSL Woody cooperated with investigators leaked on social media last month.
“While said evidence may not directly implicate my client, it along with all of the publicity and courtroom incidents since the start of this trial that have not been the result of any conduct of my client, Jayden Myrick, make it impossible for him to receive a fair trial, as well as a jury that is honestly and truly fair and impartial,” Bernard wrote.
According to the initial indictment, Myrick, also known as SetTrip and Jayman, is accused of two counts of involvement in criminal street gang activities as well as two counts of attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a person who is jailed, and conspiracy to violate the RICO Act.
Judge Ural Glanville, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, rejected the plea at the hearing on March 1 and warned the parties to be more cautious when requesting a mistrial.
In order to prevent it from happening to other defendants in the case, Glanville also requested an accelerated inquiry into how the interrogation room footage leaked in the first place.
“It affects everyone’s right to a fair trial,” Glanville said. “I don’t know who did this but if this pertains to you, please amend your ways. You’re playing a very dangerous game with your six-digit bar number.”
This month, the court will continue the cumbersome process of choosing a jury by interviewing 1,200 potential jurors before the trial for Young Thug and the 13 other YSL associates starts.
Thugger has through a torturous jury selection procedure since it started on January 9. According to reports, many prospective jurors are worried about the trial’s duration, which might run up to nine months.