Former music executive Jimmy Henchmen could soon appear before the judge
Former music mogul James “Jimmy Henchmen” Rosemond, who is currently serving multiple life sentences, could be freed as early as next month after a potential court victory, per AllHipHop.
The executive first filed a writ of habeas corpus in October, arguing that former President Donald Trump had publicly stated he was ready to release him, so remaining in jail should be considered unconstitutional, reports the publication. Rosemond – who was Michael K. Williams apparently working on a project around the time of his death – is in prison for drug trafficking and allegedly put a hit on G-unit affiliate Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher, who was killed in 2009.
Rosemond’s freedom was a topic of discussion when NFL star Jim Brown and his wife Monique Brown visited the former president, when they say Trump commuted him. The couple submitted affidavits in court, sharing that Trump “looked into everything” and said he would be home by the end of 2021. Rosemond’s name was not on the list of people he Trump had decided to pardon at the end of his presidency.
“Rosemond is serving a sentence that no longer exists”, his lawyers would have written in a previous 20-page petition. “This exact situation is unprecedented – it does not appear to have occurred in the history of the United States. It is clear to me that Jimmy doesn’t belong in jail for another day.
A ruling from U.S. Magistrate Judge James W. Mazzone, obtained by the publication, was dated Jan. 19 and shows Henchman’s Warden now has 28 days to “show why the writ should not be granted.” If he gets a writ of habeas corpus, then he will have to let a judge decide the fate of his sentence.
“Summary dismissal of the same is not warranted. Accordingly, the Director will have twenty-eight (28) days from the date of this order to justify why the writ should not be granted,” Mazzone reportedly wrote.