NBA YoungBoy Gets Probation For his Role In the Drive-by Shooting
The judge said that the Baton Rouge rapper that "failure is not an option".
Baton Rouge, LA – NBA YoungBoy was placed on active supervised probation for the next three years, given a suspended 10-year prison term, a fine of $5,000 and ordered to perform 250 hours of community service for his role in non-fatal by unit of shot.
The star was sentenced on Tuesday (August 22) after pleading guilty to a single reduced charge of aggravated assault with a firearm in May. The teen rapper was originally booked on two counts of first-degree attempted murder after being identified as one of the gunmen in a November 2, shot in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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The police believe that the shooting was connected to two other shootings, one of which was fatal, that took place during two days of interval. Eighteen-year-old Keondrae Ricks was killed in the attack.
YoungBoy, whose real name is Kentrell Gaulden, was dictated by the District Judge Bonnie Jackson in his ruling, according to the Baton Rouge Advocate. The judge lamented the amount of violence in New Orleans (where YoungBoy currently lives), and Baton Rouge, before stating that the rapper and his associates were lucky because they were "all the bad shots."
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"I was not very happy with the circumstances of your case, not at all," Jackson told him.
"I take full responsibility for what happened," he responded. "I'm sorry. She was not going to go that way."
YoungBoy, a young man of 17 years of age and the father of three sons, was committed to "doing it right" going forward and said he is committed to his family. The judge gave a stern warning to live according to those words.
"Failure is not an option," Jackson said.