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Young Thug Co-Defendant Severed From YSL RICO After He’s Diagnosed With Schizophrenia

May 9th, 2023

One of Young Thug’s defendants in the YSL RICO case will be tried separately after he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jayden Myrick has been severed from the case after a mental evaluation that determined he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Myrick reportedly informed the judge that he hadn’t taken his psychiatric medication since December. Ultimately, Fulton County Judge Ural Glanville decided it would be best if Myrick would be tried separately. “I think severance would be appropriate at this point in time,” Judge Glanville ruled.

The decision comes shortly after Myrick told the court that he wanted to represent himself. In his bid, he claimed that President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump would help him in court. “I’m not the regular inmate. I be with Joe Biden and Donald Trump and they be talking to me,” Myrick said during the hearing. “Donald Trump is going to get me out.” Ultimately, this claim prompted Judge Ural Glanville to ask Myrick to undergo a mental evaluation. 

Young Thug Co-Defendant To Be Tried Separately 

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MARCH 17: Young Thug performs onstage at ‘Samsung Galaxy + Billboard’ during the 2022 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Waterloo Park on March 17, 2022 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Amy E. Price/Getty Images for SXSW)

Myrick’s facing some serious charges related to the YSL indictment. Prosecutors charged him with attempted murder and possession of a weapon by an incarcerated individual. Additionally, he faces charges of conspiracy to violate the RICO Act and participation in criminal street gang activity. He’s previously faced accusations of stabbing YFN Lucci in prison in Feb. ‘22, a crime which prosecutors claim Young Thug green-lit. Myrick was also convicted to a life sentence in October for the murder of Christian Broder.

Meanwhile, Young Thug continues to try and get bond in his case. His attorney Brian Steel filed a fourth motion for Thug’s release, claiming that the trial has impacted the rapper’s health negatively. Steel said Thug wakes up between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. each day for court while returning back to jail at late hours, leaving him “sleep deprived.” At this point, it’s unclear if the judge will grant Thug’s bond, especially after denying him three times in the past. The judge previously ruled that Thug is a flight risk. We’ll keep you posted on any more developments in Young Thug’s YSL RICO trial. 


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