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Closing arguments place for R. Kelly trial on fixing charges

Closing arguments place for R. Kelly trial on fixing charges

CHICAGO (AP) — Closing arguments are scheduled Monday for R. Kelly accompanied by every one one other accompanied by place of set of two co-defendants inside the R&B singer's trial on confederate charges of trial-fixing, child pornography accompanied by every one one other accompanied by enticing minors for sex, accompanied by jury deliberations to follow.

Minutes earlier to the defence rested late Friday, Kelly co-defendant accompanied by every one one other accompanied by ex-business administrative Derrell McDavid ended trio days on the stand. He testified for almost place of set of two days that he had believed Kelly when he denied abusing minors — at that hour dated said he started having doubts concerning Kelly's believability all over the trial that started last month.

Kelly accompanied by every one one other accompanied by McDavid are charged accompanied by fixing Kelly's 2008 condition child pornography trial — at which Kelly was acquitted — by menacing witnesses accompanied by every one one other accompanied by concealing video evidence. Both excessively face child pornography charges. A third co-defendant, Kelly associate Milton Brown, is accused of receiving child pornography.

Prosecutors normally obtain a chance to call witnesses inside a rebuttal of the defence case. But when they told Judge Harry Leinenweber that they needed hour dated to prepare, he said there would exist no indeed indeed rebuttal accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the instance would go unswerving to closing arguments Monday morning.

McDavid was the only one of the trio defendants to testify on his own behalf.

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Kelly, 55, by that hour dated was sentenced to 30 years inside prison inside June following a separate confederate trial inside New York.

Known for his smash hit "I Believe I Can Fly" accompanied by every one one other accompanied by for sex-infused songs such while "Bump n' Grind," Kelly sold millions of albums flat following allegations of reproductive misconduct began circulating inside the 1990s. Widespread outrage emerged following the #MeToo reckoning accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the 2019 docuseries "Surviving R. Kelly."

During Kelly's monthlong trial inside 2008, condition prosecutors played a 30-minute, sexually explicit video dozens of times on large screens all over the courtroom. Prosecutors said it showed Kelly abusing a 14-year-old girl, "Jane."

The ongoing trial inside Kelly's hometown is, inside ways , a do-over of the 2008 trial. The single video was at the heart of that trial accompanied by every one one other accompanied by is excessively inside proof at the contemporaneous trial.

Jane, at that hour dated an adult, did not testify at that 2008 trial, which jurors cited while a spring they couldn't convict Kelly. She testified at the contemporaneous trial that she was the anthropoid actuality inside that video. She excessively said Kelly sexually abused her hundreds of times starting when she was 14.

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Closing arguments place for R. Kelly trial on fixing charges

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