A DeKalb County, Georgia decide shut down rapper Silento’s request to be launched on bail. The 23-year-old has been charged with the homicide of his older cousin.
According to TMZ, the legal professionals for Silento, whose actual identify is Richard “Ricky” Lamar Hawk, argued he’s a task mannequin in his group and never a flight danger. Nonetheless, the decide believed resulting from his psychological well being and a historical past of “not taking his prescribed medication made him a risk to the community,” the outlet stories.
Even Silento’s grandparents requested the decide to disclaim his $25,000 bail request.
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According to police, on Jan. 21, 2020 at 3:30 a.m., a sequence of gunshots have been heard by neighbors, in Panthersville, Ga. Silento’s cousin, Frederick Rooks, 34, was reportedly discovered in the midst of a residential avenue with a number of gunshot wounds.
He was pronounced lifeless on the scene, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution stories.
Responding officers have been in a position to get hold of video from the safety cameras of a number of residents, the AJC stories. Videos captured at the very least one gunshot and present a number of automobiles fleeing the scene.
According to the police report, eight bullet casings have been collected on the scene.
“After a thorough investigation, DKPD detectives identified Hawk as Rooks’ cousin, and the person responsible for Rooks’ murder,” mentioned police spokeswoman Michaela Vincent in a press release noting that detectives are nonetheless attempting to uncover a motive for the taking pictures
On Feb. 1, Silento was taken into custody and finally charged with one rely of felony homicide with out bond.
Additionally, he was arrested twice in a single week final yr for 2 separate incidents.
ABC News affiliate KABC reported that the Atlanta native was first arrested on home violence and assault with a lethal weapon costs in Orange County, California and Los Angeles on Aug. 28. He was booked, launched and charged with inflicting corporal punishment on a partner or cohabitant.
A day later, the rapper was arrested a second time and charged with two counts of assault with a lethal weapon by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Silento is finest identified for his debut hit tune “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae),” which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2015.