In response to TMZ, Nicki Minaj’s brother, Jelani Maraj, who was on trial for raping his 11-year-old stepdaughter, has been discovered responsible of predatory sexual assault towards a baby and endangering the welfare of a kid. He faces 25 years to life behind bars, and will probably be sentenced on Dec. 14.
Prosecutors claimed of their opening arguments that quickly after Jelani married spouse Jacqueline Robinson, he started violating her daughter as usually as 4 occasions per week for eight months. District lawyer Emma Slane stated the little lady’s eight-year-old brother witnessed a few of these assaults, and that Jelani beat him as soon as afterwards. He allegedly threatened to place the lady in foster care if she ever instructed anybody.
Jelani in 2015. (Photograph Credit score: Getty Photos)
The protection stated Jacqueline was mendacity in regards to the abuse with a view to get cash from Jelani’s well-known sister. They claimed she supplied to “make the fees go away” if Nicki forked over $25 million. Jelani’s lawyer, David Schwartz, said that was her plan all alongside: to marry Nicki’s brother with a view to get cash.
Jelani’s semen was discovered across the crotch of the kid’s pajamas, however his legal professionals claimed that it was all a part of the shakedown, and that his spouse planted the bodily fluids on her daughter’s clothes. “Why would she lie and pressure her kids to lie? I may give you 25 million the explanation why,” Jelani’s lawyer stated, based on the Day by day Mail. “Jackie grew to become obsessive about Nicki Minaj, getting her arms on her cash. An evil Jackie focused him… attempting to get him to marry her, after which simply 4 months after they have been married, we’ve got this.” Nicki spent $30,000 on her huge brother’s marriage ceremony in August 2015. Jacqueline filed for divorce days earlier than their one-year anniversary.
Although it was reported that Nicki would testify in help of her brother, she by no means confirmed as much as court docket. Nassau County D.A. Madeline Singas instructed TMZ, “We hope that in the present day’s verdict will assist the household within the therapeutic course of.”
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