Rapper Meek Mill’s Conviction Overturned

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Rapper Meek Mill’s 2008 conviction for drug possession and carrying a firearm was recently overturned and he was granted a new trial by a Pennsylvania appeals court.

The Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that new evidence proved the officer who testified at the previous trial against the rapper, who was born Robert Rihmeek Williams, was not credible. The rapper was released from prison in Chester, Pennsylvania on April 2018, The New York Times previously reported. 

After the 2008 trial, it was revealed that the officer who provided the sole testimony against Mill had committed theft and lied to the FBI in 2005. In a statement following the appeals court decision, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office (DAO) agreed that the 32-year-old rapper deserved a new trial.

“The District Attorney’s Office is pleased that the Pennsylvania Superior Court has validated our position that Robert Rihmeek Williams deserves a new trial…

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