Bobby Shmurda's lawyer Alex Spiro was in court today for pre-trial hearings on Shmurda's conspiracy to commit murder and weapons charges.
Spiro attempted to get some statements Shmurda made to police when he was busted for gun possession in June of 2014 tossed.
The first is when Bobby said “I use my gun for rap videos - I’m a rapper” to the officer who came to a Brooklyn home during an investigation of drug activity.
In what's seemingly a victory for the defense, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Abraham Clott ruled that prosecutors couldn't bring up that admission of gun possession in the upcoming trial.
However, Clott will allow the following statements Shumrda made to the cops that also appear to suggest the gun was his.
"You can’t charge me with a loaded gun - there's no bullets in the gun," and "I know the law. I beat charges before. I have an attorney for that."Shmurda's trial is set to begin September 12. His defense has taken on a new urgency since his GS9 associates Rashid “Rasha” Derissant and Alex “A-Rod” Crandon were found guilty and sentenced to 98 and 53 years respectively.
Prosecutors are expected to paint Shmurda as the leader of the Crip's affiliated gang.