(GEMS RADIO)-One of 6ix9ine’s purported assailants from the violent gym beating earlier this year has entered a not-guilty plea to all counts arising from the alleged assault.
Suspect Plead Not Guilty In 6ix9ine
Rafael Antonio Medina Jr., 43, pleaded not guilty to a first-degree misdemeanor charge of violence and a second-degree felony charge of robbery without a handgun or other weapon, based on court records that were obtained.
Rafael and his 23-year-old son Octavius Medina, Anthony Maldonado, and another guy were charged with the March beating at L.A. Fitness that was captured on camera. Last month, Maldonado’s charges were dropped.
Rafael was detained on March 30 along with the other two suspects in the matter, and his bail was set at $52,000 with the additional requirement of home arrest. He was also given a no-contact order that forbade him from getting in touch with 6ix9ine.
Later, he requested a court order releasing him from house arrest, arguing that he needed to keep working as a subcontractor to support his family.
Medina was found guilty of two criminal offenses involving narcotics offenses without violence. According to his attorney, he has never been found guilty of a violent crime.
The judge approved the motion and permitted Rafael to work under house arrest despite the prosecution’s assertions that he leads a local Latin Kings branch. He wants a jury to hear the accusations against him.
6ix9ine Opens Up On The Incident
6ix9ine, on the other hand, broke his silence over the incident on Instagram last month and referred to his assailants as “cowardly.”
“What happened here was nothing but cowardly,” he wrote. “This didn’t make me mad at all. Since there are no laws on the street, I can’t say that they were amiss. It was obviously unfair, but once more, there are no rules on the streets. Imagine feeling compelled to take an issue on even though you have nothing to do with it.