Jury finds NBA YoungBoy not guilty of ‘knowingly’
LOS ANGELES (WVUE) - After deliberating for two hours, a federal jury in Los Angeles found NBA's YoungBoy, whose real name is Kentrell Gaulden, not guilty of gun possession charges.
When Gaulden, a convicted felon, was apprehended and later arrested in Los Angeles after a brief pursuit on March 22, 2021, agents found a FN FNX-45 pistol underneath him. .
Gaulden's defense says he wasn't the only one who used or drove a high-end car and hid a gun under someone else's seat.
On the first day of the trial, U.S. District Court Judge R. Gary Klausner decided not to include the use of YougBoy's texts as evidence, which prosecutors hoped would convince jurors they knew.
During testimony, a federal agent said the gun was found after at least two other agents searched the car to find it, according to independent counsel Moe Gangat, who was not involved in the case.
The defense said that if the gun had not been discovered during the third search, it would not have been seen and YoungBoy would not have known the gun was in the car.
Gaulden's defense team also highlighted several other things in the car that her client did not hear.
including a hotel key card, parking receipt, restaurant receipt and plane ticket named Deondre Smart.