Max B Receives Appeal on Murder Conviction
Incarcerated rapper Max B (Charly Wingate) has been granted an appeal on a robbery and murder conviction last September that sentenced him to 75 years in prison.
Max was found guilty of felony murder, kidnapping, conspiracy, aggravated manslaughter, and armed robbery after his ex-girlfriend Gina Conway testified that he masterminded a 2006 heist that left one man dead.
According to Conway, the rapper and his stepbrother Kelvin Leerdam targeted two men (Allan Plowden and David Taylor) for robbery at a NJ Holiday Inn because they carried around large sums of money.
Taylor was duct-taped, and Plowden was killed instantly execution-style with a shot to the head.
Max B was not present during the crime, but was implicated based on Conway’s testimony. She received 18 years in exchange for her testimony. Leerdam also received a life sentence for his role.
Max’s manager Joli O’Shay released a statement advising that her client is going to exhaust all available options to overturn the verdict.
According to French Montana, a close friend of Max B.'s, the incarcerated rapper is keeping his spirits high.
"He [is] hanging in there," French Montana said. "You know the judge just gave him a date. He about to give him a date to go back to court, so keep prayers up, that’s all you can do. They try to sabotage rappers. You know it is what it is man. Free Max B!"
Max B has remained active despite his sentence, releasing the mixtape Wave Gang 4 earlier this year.