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R Kelly commits suicide in US prison after 30 years sentence

R Kelly has been dropped from prison suicide, after the singer previously claimed protective treatment was a form of punishment.

he, a former ’90s R&B star was sentenced to 30 years behind bars last week in New York on charges of fraud and sex trafficking.

Prosecutors initially said the measure was necessary to keep Kelly’s “self safe” after psychological testing.

But in new filings, lawyers representing the US government say the measures are no longer necessary.

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R Kelly was jailed (Alamy/PA)

“Following clinical evaluation, plaintiff Robert Sylvester Kelly, also known as ‘R. Kelly, ‘was removed from suicide watch this morning, July 5, 2022,” the filing states.

“Because the plaintiff was wiped out by suicide, there was nothing more the court could do for him.”

Kelly is scheduled to return to court on August 15 to appear in court on charges related to possession of child pornography and obstruction of justice.

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/r-kelly-taken-off-suicide-watch-in-us-jail-following-30-year-sentence-41817133.html R Kelly commits suicide in US prison after 30 years sentence

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