(AllHipHop News) Another one of Tekashi 6ix9ine's old gang buddy is begging a judge for mercy.
AllHipHop obtained a letter Aaron "Bat" Young's lawyer Aaron Mysliwiec wrote to Judge Paul Engelmayer, in hopes of receiving a reduced sentence.
Young is accused of terrorizing New York as a member of The Nine Trey Gangsta Blood as part of the gang's street line up.
The Feds say Young participated in an attempted murder on January 19th, 2019. He was also accused of possessing guns, distributing fentanyl, MDMA, and heroin, as well as marijuana.
After Tekashi 6ix9ine flipped and decided to testify against the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, Young struck a plea deal in April of 2019. He admitted to one count of racketeering conspiracy.
According to sentencing guidelines, Young could face up to 20 years in prison for his crimes.
According to Aaron Mysliwiec, his client Aaron Young was born severely premature and addicted to crack cocaine.
"As the son of drug addicted parents and a man who has struggled with substance abuse himself, Mr. Young has an intimate understanding of the negative consequences of selling drugs. The harms they cause are not abstract to him. Mr. Young is sorry for his actions. Mr. Young also regrets his decision to possess a firearm and resort to violence against a Nine Trey member who threatened to kill him," Mysliwiec wrote to Judge Englemayer.
Mysliwiec wrote that his client was abused as a child, and he ultimately ended up in a foster home.
Although his siblings overcame their childhood trauma and went on to have successful careers, Mr. Young suffered because he has an IQ of 63.
Aaron "Bat" Young was also diagnosed with "Mild Mental Retardation of Intellectual Functioning," and his lawyer says the gang took advantage of his cognitive disabilities for their own benefit.
"Mr. Young regrets the negative effects his crimes have had on the community, his family, and himself. Based on those regrets, in part, Mr. Young accepted responsibility and pleaded guilty in this case," Aaron Mysliwiec wrote on behalf of Young.
Aaron "Bat" Young is slated to be sentenced on November 18th, 2019.
Check out the full letter Aaron "Bat" Young's lawyer wrote to Judge Paul Engelmayer.
Dear Judge Engelmayer: I represent Mr. Young in this matter. I respectfully submit this letter in connection with Mr. Young’s sentencing, which is scheduled for November 18, 2019.
Life dealt Aaron Young a very bad hand. He was born severely premature and addicted to crack cocaine, after in utero exposure. Both of his parents suffered from long-term addiction to crack-cocaine and they neglected their children. Growing up, Mr. Young was often locked in a bedroom for 8 or 9 hours at a time while adults used drugs in the living room. Mr. Young was also subjected to extreme physical abuse by his mother, including breaking Mr. Young’s arm and attempting to remove pieces of broken glass from his foot at home.
Mr. Young and his siblings were placed in a foster home and, then, moved into a relative’s household. The new home was filled with sexual abuse. While there, Mr. Young began drinking alcohol at age 12 and using marihuana. Mr. Young often snuck out of the house and looked for his mother in the streets. Sometimes when he would find her, she would ask him for money so that she could buy drugs.
Somehow Mr. Young’s sisters were able to overcome these terrible childhood circumstances, and one of them has achieved a commendable career with the Board of Education.
Mr. Young, however, faced additional challenges. When he was in 5th grade, Mr. Young’s school determined that he had a full scale I.Q. of 63, and he was diagnosed with “Mild Mental Retardation of Intellectual Functioning” and a general learning disability.
Eventually, he was able to improve his speech and his vocabulary, but he still has very poor literacy skills. For most of his life, he has relied on SSI and other government assistance to support himself.
Mr. Young’s greatest success in life is that despite his own childhood experiences, he became a good father to his daughter and to his girlfriend’s other child. The mother of his daughter, Brittany
Johnson, describes Mr. Young as “the kind of father that liked to spend time with the kids…. And most importantly, he was really there for me when I needed him.” Ms. Johnson’s mother notes that “[u]nderneath the hard image is a good, loving father” who “really cared” for her daughter and “was respectful towards her.”
Mr. Young’s greatest failure in life is his offense conduct in this case. He chose to be involved with Nine Trey, to participate in serious drug distribution, to possess a firearm, and to attempt to murder a Nine Trey member who had threatened Mr. Young’s own life. The conduct is very serious.
Given Mr. Young’s childhood history and his conduct in this case, one might question whether there is much hope that he can rehabilitate himself and make any kind of positive contribution to society.
There are reasons, however, to hope that Mr. Young can be rehabilitated. A man who has shown that for long periods of time he can put childrens’ needs ahead of his own is a man who may be able to change
A man who, at 38 years old, has accepted responsibility for his actions in this case, is a man who has taken an important first step towards seeking rehabilitation. Mr. Young deeply regrets the crimes that he has committed, not just because he was caught, but because he harmed others and he let his family members down.
He now faces the first significant prison sentence of his life and even if the Court gives him a below-Guidelines sentence, Mr. Young knows that it will be a long time before he sees his daughter outside a prison’s walls and he can try to make amends to the public at-large.
In addition, although Mr. Young committed significant crimes in this case, other members of Nine Trey are arguably as culpable as Mr. Young and have been sentenced to less than Mr. Young’s Guidelines calculation of 240 months’ imprisonment. Mr. Jamel Jones was the “Godfather” in this case and the overseer of Nine Trey’s widespread drug distribution and violent activities, and he received a sentenceof 135 months’ imprisonment.
Kifano Jordan was just under Jones in the Nine Trey hierarchy and participated in multiple shootings and robberies, and he received a sentence of 180 months’ imprisonment. Mr. Young has committed serious crimes, but I respectfully submit he does not deserve a term of imprisonment that is 105 months longer than Jones and 60 months longer than Jordan.
For the reasons described above and as will be described further in this Sentencing Submission, I respectfully request that the Court impose a below-Guidelines sentence on Mr. Young.