Judge Denies R. Kelly’s Third Request To Be Released From Prison Due To COVID-19

R. Kelly’s legal team is desperately trying to get the singer released from prison over COVID-19 concerns. In the latest motion, his lawyers provided documentation showing Kelly is “likely diabetic” and at risk of contracting COVID-19 behind bars.

Kelly’s attorney, Steven Greenberg, claims of his client being prediabetic, he states puts his client at the top of the high-risk category to catch the coronavirus. Greenberg also adds that Kelly’s weight issues, high blood pressure and cholesterol issues are also risk factors. However, according to the CDC, being diabetic can be a risk factor for the virus – but not prediabetic. R. Kelly’s request has once again been denied.

U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly said in the ruling “I do not agree that a diagnosis of prediabetes presents a compelling reason for the defendant’s release. While the CDC has identified diabetes as a risk factor for COVID-19, the same is not true for prediabetes, a condition that affects nearly one in three American adults.”

The judge already denied Kelly’s previous requests back in April.

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