Incarcerated Rapper Max B Granted Appeal

Rapper MAX B has been granted an appeal against his 75-year jail sentence.
The Harlem, New York hip-hop star, real name Charly Wingate, was jailed in September (09) after he was found guilty of murdering David Taylor during a botched hotel robbery in 2006.
Friends launched a 'Free Max B Campaign' in October (09) in a bid to raise the funds needed to hire a new legal team to fight an appeal, confident that would vindicate the star.
His manager Joli O'Shay tells XXLMag.com, "He's gonna try hopefully to go back to trial, or get it a mistrial or get it time served, whatever we can do."
Wingate's accomplice, Kelvin Leerdam, was handed a life sentence and an additional 35 years behind bars for his part in the crime, and the rapper's ex-fiancee, Gina Conway, who testified against the two men, was later jailed for 15 years for her part in the robbery.
Prior to receiving his sentence, Max B, who co-wrote Jim Jones' 2006 hit We Fly High (Ballin'), had just signed a deal with Amalgam Digital Records and he was in the process of releasing his debut album, Vigilante Season.


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