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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by PIRone716, Jul 18, 2001.

  1. PIRone716

    PIRone716 Member

    Joined: Jun 5, 2001 Messages: 837 Likes Received: 1
    QUEENS, New York — A sentencing hearing for Ol' Dirty Bastard was postponed yet again Tuesday (July 17), this time because of a report that the rapper may have tried to hurt himself hours earlier at the psychiatric ward where he is being held.

    Before the start of the hearing, in which the Wu-Tang Clan rapper faces two to four years in state prison for possession of 20 vials of crack cocaine, Kings County Hospital sent a report to the court about the Tuesday morning incident. Judge Joseph A. Grosso granted defense lawyer Peter Frankel's motion to adjourn the hearing for 24 hours so the incident could be investigated further, over objections by prosecutor Kenneth Holder, who accused ODB (born Russell Jones) of stalling.

    ODB wore a bandage on his wrist in court. He will be placed in protective custody and kept on suicide watch until his new sentencing hearing on Wednesday (July 18).

    "This period was really, more than anything else, to give me an opportunity to speak with the staff at Kings County Hospital and try to ascertain exactly what it was that took place, how it happened and what, if any, effect it will have in court tomorrow," Frankel said.

    "After he's sentenced, the state will do a physical and mental exam, and they'll determine if he needs [special treatment] while he's institutionalized and they'll make the proper recommendation," Assistant District Attorney Holder said. "All we're trying to do is get him into the state system, and that's what [Frankel] is trying not to do. This case has been going on and on for a while. Enough already. Let's just move on with it."

    ODB was moved to the psychiatric ward of Kings County Hospital after staff at the Queens County House of Detention, where he was held since pleading guilty in April to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree (see "ODB Pleads Guilty On Drug Charges"), recommended he be transferred in order to investigate issues relating to his state of mind, according to Frankel.

    The rapper is facing the prison time from a 1999 incident when police stopped his car and found the drugs (see "ODB Arrested In NYC On Drug, Driving Charges").

    Tuesday was the second time sentencing was adjourned since the rapper pleaded guilty. Nearly a dozen postponements have occurred since his arrest.

    ODB was originally scheduled for sentencing June 13, but Frankel bumped the date pending a more complete pre-sentence report, a comprehensive evaluation of the defendant's criminal, social, physical and mental history (see "ODB Sentencing Postponed Until July"). Frankel said that the revised report claimed that "there exists legitimate psychiatric issues that should be addressed from a legal standpoint."

    "The report stated that he was fit to proceed to sentencing, which really only means that he's able to understand the charges against him and is able to assist in his defense," Frankel said. "However, the law recognizes that you can be fit to proceed, but still have a psychiatric disorder."

    While the lawyers met at Judge Grosso's bench to discuss the morning's findings, ODB stood cuffed before the bench, occasionally offering long-faced glances over his shoulder at his wife, Icelene Jones, 32, who sat in attendance.

    "His mentality is totally different, he's not himself anymore," she said of her husband's condition. The couple has been married 16 years and have three children together, aged 13, 12 and 10. When last she saw him a few weeks ago, he looked troubled but didn't seem suicidal.

    "He's scared to go back to jail because people are threatening to kill him there," she continued. "Me and the children know that he's not doing so well."

    your ghetto if you pee in the shower...
  2. Gnes 37

    Gnes 37 Veteran Member

    Joined: Jan 30, 2001 Messages: 7,071 Likes Received: 2
    I hope ODB gets outa the system and start making his music for real i miss that fucker
    Ohhh baby i liiiiieek it riiizaaaww,,,
  3. Zack Morris

    Zack Morris Veteran Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2001 Messages: 9,728 Likes Received: 4
    dude the ODB is great..I love him. He needs to beat the system and actually I think that is what he is trying to do. He is trying to get things better by going in a psychiatric ward instead pf prison....word to the ODB.
  4. graffitiSUX

    graffitiSUX Senior Member

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 1,659 Likes Received: 0
    testify complete insanity dude! the grammy awards is the only evidence you need!
  5. ohnoone

    ohnoone Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 26, 2001 Messages: 3,060 Likes Received: 164
    comin to buy groceries from me, learnin to be a hip hop mc
  6. TOY

    TOY New Jack

    Joined: May 16, 2001 Messages: 2 Likes Received: 0
    thats my nigga. make it through so you can make another cd for me.
  7. dsel.ufd

    dsel.ufd New Jack

    Joined: Jun 28, 2001 Messages: 1 Likes Received: 0
    im gonna make a free russel jones shirt for the reakwon /ghostface show. werd

    i keep my breath smellin shit so i can get fuuunky.cause baaaabby im not haaavin ihhhtt
    hipa to tha hoppa and ya jus dont stoppa

    [This message has been edited by pauliewalnuts (edited 07-18-2001).]
  8. SayOne

    SayOne Guest

    i hope that mutha fucka gets out , cuz the werld needs Ol Dirty Bastard ...
  9. Harpo Marx

    Harpo Marx Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2001 Messages: 1,525 Likes Received: 3
    should he change his name to 'On Death Bed' ?
  10. Trend

    Trend Member

    Joined: Jul 10, 2001 Messages: 611 Likes Received: 0
    i didnt know he had a wife... who the hell would marry his crazy ass..
  11. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    what I wanna know is, what the hell is it like to grow up as ODBs kid? can you imagine your dad being ODB? I sure as hell cant...
  12. deznatori

    deznatori Veteran Member

    Joined: Jan 30, 2001 Messages: 5,441 Likes Received: 0
    only piece of shit leach I have ever heard of to roll up in a limo to get his food stamps and government assistance. Does anyone else think this is bullshit?

    On the music side: He lays down great shit.I think I need a return of the return of the 36 chambers.
  13. serum

    serum Elite Member

    Joined: Aug 9, 2000 Messages: 4,200 Likes Received: 138
    odb hasn't made anything decent since his first album. his shows are wack and he can't perform sober, let alone remember any of his lyrics. why the hell do you need to food stamps/sell crack if you're making money? one word best describes him, foolish.
  14. Fox Mulder

    Fox Mulder 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Nov 23, 2000 Messages: 12,434 Likes Received: 86
    he got caught stealing a pair of shoes in my city a few years back.