Mystikal's Arraignment Postponed Due To the Absence Of Attorney
The rapper has approximately two months to find a new lawyer.
Shreveport, LA – on Tuesday (26 September), Mystikal appeared in Louisiana Caddo Parish District Court to face rape and kidnapping charges. But he made his court appearance without a lawyer, the Shreveport Times reports.
Due to the absence of a lawyer, Caddo District Judge Ramona Emanuel pushed the rapper's arraignment on 28 November to provide more time for Mystikal to legal representation. He has already told TMZ that he planned to plead not guilty to the charges.
Earlier in the legal process, Mystikal was represented by the lawyer of Louisiana Kenneth Beck. Beck, who previously filed motions on behalf of the musician, did not appear in court, but the New Orleans MC said that he has enough money to hire a lawyer.
On the 19th of September, a grand jury indicted the former No Limit rapper of first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping.
The rape and abduction allegedly took place in Sam's Town Casino & Hotel in Shreveport, Louisiana, last October. Two other individuals have been charged for the alleged incident. Both appeared in court again this week.
One of the individuals, Tenichia Wafford, is going to appear in the court on November 28 arguments for a hearing. She was accused of obstruction of justice after allegedly trying to get the victim to withdraw the rape complaint. Wafford has denied the allegations and stated that the victim admitted no rape occurred.
The other defendant, Averweone Holman, appeared in court on Monday (September 25), but an update of your hearing has not yet been reported.