R. Kelly's Chicago Trial Rescheduled to August 2022
The convicted artist was due to appear in court in April
Published Oct 20, 2021R. Kelly's federal trial in Illinois — concerning charges of child pornography and obstruction — has been rescheduled. The trial which would have taken place on April 27, 2022, will now begin on August 1, 2022, in Chicago.
As per the Chicago Sun-Times, U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber has set the new date nearly one year following Kelly's Brooklyn trial, which found him guilty of nine counts of racketeering and sex trafficking in September.
Kelly is still due to be sentenced on those charges and will appear again in a New York court on May 4. He faces up to life in prison on the state's charges alone. Kelly also faces an additional charge in Minnesota relating to child prostitution.
The disgraced R&B star has been jailed since 2019. One of Kelly's attorneys, Steven Greenberg, said the artist was previously on suicide watch, but that has since ended.