New York prosecutors continue to push for a harsh sentencing in 6ix9ine’s criminal case. In a new letter to Judge Felicia Mennin obtained by Complex, Manhattan Assistant D.A. Sara Weiss argues that 6ix9ine—legal name Daniel Hernandez—has “failed to mature into the law-abiding adult anticipated by the plea agreement which he signed on October 20, 2015.” This letter comes ahead of 6ix9ine's sentencing on Friday.
“He has instead been arrested multiple times for crimes he committed this year and he has chosen to become a member of the 9 Trey Bloods gang,” Weiss writes. “Defendant has exacerbated his own violent conduct by using his public platform and significant following to provoke and promote incidents of gun violence.”
Weiss claims that a light sentencing despite 6ix9ine’s continued behavior would set a bad example for “like-minded offenders who follow defendant on social media and other outlets.”
Hernandez and his team have argued that terms of the plea agreement, made in 2015 after pleading guilty to one count of using a child in a sexual performance, expired in 2017. But as Weiss previously explained, 6ix9ine’s plea agreement was not subject to expiration, as his team claimed, because it required he “commits no new crimes prior to the sentencing date.”
In this new letter, Weiss points to 6ix9ine’s frequent social media feuds and connects him to two specific violent incidents involving Casanova and Chief Keef. The attack on Casanova took place back in April at the Barclays Center. “During the confrontation, a member of defendant's entourage removed a gun from his shoe and fired a shot at Casanova's entourage,” the letter reads. “Following the shooting, defendant posted a video on his Instagram account, showing him laughing and joking about how afraid Casanova's entourage was when shots were fired.”
The beef between the two rappers has since been squashed.
The second incident highlighted by prosecutors is 6ix9ine’s alleged involvement in a shooting targeted at Chief Keef back in June. Weiss claims that after the shooting, the rapper went on Instagram Live “publicly taking credit for his role in the shooting and implying that although he was expecting retaliation for the shooting, defendant would remain unharmed.”
In a letter from Sept. 21, the D.A. argued that outside of these violent incidents, Hernandez violated his plea deal because of his “failure to obtain a GED, and his numerous requests for additional time to do so, that resulted in multiple adjournments and caused a lengthy delay in the sentencing date.”
“In addition to and separate from the commission of the crimes discussed above, defendant's acknowledged membership in a violent Bloods set known as 9 Trey Bloods, along with an incident of gun violence perpetrated by this defendant's entourage, make him an inappropriate candidate for adjudication as a Youthful Offender,” Weiss wrote.
On Tuesday, Hernandez will be in court for allegedly assaulting a cop, and on Thursday he’ll attend a hearing in Houston for allegedly choking a 16-year-old. The sentencing for his child sex charge takes place on Friday in NYC.
If the judge sides with prosecutors and sentences Hernandez as an adult, he could be listed as a registered sex offender and sentenced to one to three years in state prison.