R Kelly pleads with court to release him saying he's "likely diabetic"

R Kelly pleads with court to release him saying he's "likely diabetic"

- R Kelly's lawyer filed documents asking the judge to release his client pending his trial

- The lawyer claimed the Bureau of Prisons failed to disclose his client's medical report from March showing he is "likely diabetic"

- According to the documents, Kelly has high cholesterol and high blood pressure thus leaving him in a vulnerable position to catch Covid-19 while in prison at MCC Chicago

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Singer R Kelly is not giving up on his bid to get out of jail on bond even after his previous pleas were denied.

Kelly has made yet another plea to the judge to let him out of jail, but this time he claims he has proof he is at risk of contracting Covid-19.

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According to reports by TMZ, his lawyer filed documents asking the judge to release his client pending his trial.

In the documents obtained by TMZ, the lawyer claimed the Bureau of Prisons failed to disclose his client's medical report from March showing he is "likely diabetic."

From the documents, the lawyer claimed Kelly has high cholesterol and high blood pressure thus leaving him in a vulnerable position to catch Covid-19 while in prison at MCC Chicago.

The judge is yet to make a decision on whether to release the singer after two failed attempts.

One month ago, Kelly made a plea to be released from prison for the fear of contracting the disease, a plea that was turned down by the judge.

He said social distancing was impossible in jail revealing that soap was only available to inmates who could afford to buy it.

Kelly also said sanitisers were not available and there was only one in the visiting floor which had been labelled for use by the staff only.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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