Remy Ma Convicted of Assault; Faces 25 Years

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A Manhattan jury has convicted rapper Remy Ma of two counts of assault for shooting a friend, she suspected of stealing $3,000, outside a nightclub last July. She faces 25 years in prison at sentencing.

After the verdict today, her lawyer Ivan Fisher told the Voice "I'm not shocked but I'm greatly disappointed in the verdict. The evidence from the Players Club should have never been admitted in the case. We are going to appeal but it's going to take many months."

Remy faces a mandatory five-year minimum and she was remanded to custody following the verdict.

During his closing remarks in Remy's trial, Fisher admitted his client did it. "There is no other explanation for why Remy Smith would have chosen that unique moment in time to shoot her," Fisher reportedly said.

In an interview with the Voice prior to the conviction, Fisher tried to clarify: "What I did say was even if you assume everything [victim Makeda Barnes-Jospeh] said about the events in the car leading to the shooting, Remy isn't guilty of intentional assault."

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