Breaking News: Rapper Yung Vito Receives Death Threats While Judge Reconsiders 25 Year Sentence

| December 13, 2013 | 1 Comment
Footage provided by: Dennis Byron (c) 2013

Footage provided by: Dennis Byron (c) 2013

Reported by: Dennis Byron

Back in February of this year, Vinson Hardimon aka Yung Vito stood trial for the death of rapper Slim Dunkin in a Fulton County, Georgia courtroom. After a mountain of evidence was shown to the jury by both Vinson Hardimon’s defense attorney Max Hirsh and State prosecutor Linda Dunikoski, 12 men and woman returned a not guilty verdict on the most serious count of murder and manslaughter thus only finding the rapper guilty of the lessor offense of Aggravated Assault and weapon possession.

During the sentencing phase, Fulton County Superior court Judge Craig Schwall decided to sentence rapper Yung Vito to 25 years in prison for the lessor included offense however after the rapper’s legal defense filed their appeal with a higher court, the judge decided to review his previous sentence more carefully and he is now entertaining a reduction in his earlier sentence.

Sources close to the case have stated to us that the judge is considering various factors in his reconsideration which includes a likely reversal by the appellate court based on his instructions to the jury as well as whether Vinson Hardimon was truly in fear of his life by deceased rapper Slim Dunkin. Within seconds before the judge was going to issue a favorable ruling for rapper Yung Vito, State prosecutor Linda Dunikoski made a dramatic entrance into the courtroom objecting to such a reduction.

Hardimon’s appellate attorney Ashleigh Merchant and Manny Arora have also told the judge that their client have been receiving death threats and that there is a contract to have him murdered once he enters a state prison.

Story is developing.

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