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Meek Mill Denied New Trial by Judge Brinkley

Meek Mill attends 2018 NBA Awards at Barkar Hangar on June 25, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.
Meek Mill attends 2018 NBA Awards at Barkar Hangar on June 25, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.

*Meek Mill has been denied the opportunity for a new trial by problematic Judge Genece Brinkley, despite prosecutors admitting that his motion should have been granted, reports TMZ.

Brinkley made her ruling Monday, saying, “After an in-depth review of the record, court history, notes of testimony, and evidence submitted at the evidentiary hearing, this court hereby denies defendant’s petition for PCRA relief as defendant failed to meet his burden of proof.”

Brinkley’s decision comes even as the D.A. has been steadfast in his support of a new trial, because the arresting officer in the case — the sole witness in Meek’s 2008 trial — is at the center of a massive Philadelphia police corruption scandal.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released Meek on bail back in April, from his 2-4 year prison sentence, pending the hearing for a new trial.

Meek’s team will appeal this latest ruling, TMZ reports.

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