A judge has reduced the sentence of Roland “Ro Murda” Martin to 66 months in prison for his connection to the pop star’s Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Nine Trey racketeering case.
Martin was being sentenced at Manhattan’s Thurgood Marshall Courthouse on Thursday when Judge Paul Engelmayer decreased Martin’s initial 90 months to 66. The reduction reportedly came after Martin was attacked and stabbed nine times in Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center for renouncing Nine Trey on May 30. He pleaded guilty to racketeering in June.
According to Page Six, Bryer said Martin suffered from two collapsed lungs, a lacerated liver, and a wrist wound in the attack. Bryer also said Martin nearly died because “someone forgot to bring an oxygen tank.” During the sentencing hearing, he called the incident “the most terrifying experience of my life.”
Martin’s attorney Maxwell Bryer asked the judge to downgrade his client’s sentenced to time served from a recommended range of 77 to 96 months, saying Martin’s renunciation meant he was in serious danger, Complex Media reports. “He has to live with the consequences [of renouncing the gang],” Bryer said of Martin, explaining the act will have the result of “exposing him to further harm.” Martin responded, “I left that life behind me.” He continued, “I publicly resigned from Nine Trey and paid the price for it. I know I have made mistakes, but I’m not a lost cause.” When the judge turned down Bryer’s request, he explained the damage Martin’s former gang has caused.
“It is clear that Nine Trey was a toxic influence on, at the very least, our city,” Engelmayer said, noting the gang’s history of dealing with heroin. The judge also highlighted Martin’s long history of criminal activity, which consists of 10 arrests and eight convictions from 1998 through last year. “You had a long and varied criminal history before joining up with Nine Trey,” the judge continued. “None of those brushes with criminal law deterred you.
You ran with Nine Trey as a full-grown married man in your mid-30s. With or without Nine Trey, you have a history of crime and violence.” However, the judge mentioned that he was happy to see Martin turn away from gang life. “I see a lot of potential in you,” Engelmayer closed, addressing Martin directly. “I hope you learn from this tour in prison the lessons you didn’t learn the last time.”