While in court today the prosecution recommended seven years behind bars for Rowdy Rebel, aka Chad Marshall, and eight years for Shmurda. Kenneth Montgomery, Shmurda’s lawyer responded to the recommendation, “I’m surprised by the recommendation,” he said, “Especially as they’ve been dragging these kids up here like they’re Public Enemy No. 1.”
Rowdy’s lawyer, Javier Solano, told XXL that he thought the recommendation was “reasonable.” “Usually they’re heavy-handed,” he said.
The trial is still several months away, and could last “up to two months,” while Judge James Burke estimates that it won’t be wrapped up until Thanksgiving, and could even extend into January of next year.
In the meantime, Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel aren’t able to enjoy the fruits of their labor. We’ll keep you posted as we near the trial date.