Great news for the rapper, Meek Mill — he has been granted a new trial and a judge for his 2008 gun charge according to reports.
It all happened earlier today when a Pennsylvania appeals court overturned his conviction in a gun and drug case that had him in and out of jail and court and on probation for over a decade. This was the initial conviction that landed him in jail after Judge Genece Brinkley ordered jail time for a parole violation. That has also been thrown out.
Meek was overjoyed at the news:
“I’d like to thank the Pennsylvania Superior Court for overturning my conviction and granting me a new trial. The past 11 years have been mentally and emotionally challenging, but I’m glad that justice prevailed and my clean record has been restored.”
According to TMZ, prosecutors are not looking to re-try the case, citing the length of time passed and the main witness was a dirty cop, so it looks at though Meek is totally cleared and vindicated. Although he spent 5 months in jail, the good thing in all this is that it turned Meek into a criminal justice reform advocate, willing to help others with less resources. Many lives will be helped because of what he went through.