6ix9ine’s kidnapper, Anthony “Harv” Ellison, requested a new trial after being convicted in October of robbing and kidnapping the rapper, but a judge has denied his motion, according to Complex. Ellison’s co-defendant, Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack, who made a similar request, asking for the judge to reverse one of his verdicts was also denied.
Ellison and Mack are serving time for their connection to the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. Ellison was found guilty of an October 2018 slashing, in addition to his aforementioned charges for kidnapping, robbing and also beating 6ix9ine. Mack, on the other hand, was found guilty of narcotics trafficking.
Both men received responses to their requests from the judge via an 18-page ruling. Ellison’s attorney tried to say that 6ix9ine staged his kidnapping as a ploy to gain public sympathy. Also to help promote his then-new record “Fefe.”
“The evidence of Ellison’s commission of this crime was overwhelming,” the judge wrote. He explained that the evidence included testimonies from 6ix9ine and his driver, as well as video footage of the incident, and medical records and photos of 6ix9ine’s injuries.
The judge continued, “Ellison’s theory that he had colluded with Hernandez to stage a fake kidnapping was unsupported by any evidence at trial. And Ellison, who was in a position to attest as to his circumstances surrounding that incident—including, if true, that it was a staged, and not actual, kidnapping—elected not to testify.”
Mack claimed that there was not enough evidence to implicate him and his role in distributing one kilogram or more of heroin. The judge wrote in the ruling that the testimony of former Nine Trey member Kristian “CEO Kris” Cruz, who was a cooperating witness, was sufficient evidence to deny his motion, adding that recorded phone calls between Cruz and Mack also supported the verdict.
The judge wrote, “Mack’s recorded conversations with heroin dealer Cruz supported the inference that Mack appreciated that the Nine Trey heroin conspiracy in which he was a participant was both protracted and high-volume, with aggregate distribution quantities way in excess of one kilogram.”
Mack is due back in court to be sentenced on Feb. 19, while Ellison’s sentencing is the following week.