Published Jan 28, 2020Nicki Minaj's brother, Jelani Maraj, was given a sentence of 25 to life yesterday (January 27) in a New York court.
The judge convicted Maraj of predatory sexual assault and child endangerment back in 2017.
The victim testified that Maraj repeatedly raped her in 2015, when she was 11 years old.
Maraj's attorney appealed the conviction in 2018 citing jury misconduct, but the judge ruled this past October that the defence did not meet the burden of proof.
In court yesterday, Maraj admitted that he had an alcohol problem and asked for a "second chance," according to the Associated Press.
His attorney said he plans to appeal the ruling.