Yung Bans’ Murder Charge Dropped

Yung Bans is celebrating his liberation. On Monday night (Dec. 2), Bans, 20, told his Twitter followers that he beat a 2016 murder charge leveled against him and that he was no longer on house arrest.

“Just got off house arrest and beat my case after 4 years I think it’s time to set up a tour where y’all want me to come?” Bans tweeted.

According to court documents XXL obtained on Wednesday (Dec. 3), Bans, who was originally charged with the December 2015 murder and burglary of Jose Greer, pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary in the first degree and accepted a 10-year probation sentence for the crime. The felony murder charge was dropped.

Prosecutors say a then-16-year-old Bans was in a getaway car with Maxx Pritchett when Mark Spencer and Lil’ Che Stafford broke into Greer’s Atlanta apartment. In fear for his life, Greer jumped off the balcony of his home and he eventually died of his injuries. Spencer and Stafford were convicted of murder in October of 2018. They both received life in prison.

Bans was arrested on charges of felony murder and burglary in the first degree on Feb. 17, 2016. After being kept in a juvenile detention center, Bans was eventually sentenced to house arrest. Since then, the Misunderstood rapper has denied the charges against him. 

In a statement to XXL, Bans made it clear he’s ready to move on. “This is the start of a new life for me I got nothing holding me back I wanna thank my family and all my fans for keeping me sane during this whole situation. Now it’s time to go up.”

Amid his legal troubles and beef with rappers like Lil Yachty, Bans has been primarily focused on uplifting his music career. Recently, Bans dropped by the XXL office in Manhattan to bring his new album to life on a blank canvas.

XXL has reached out to Yung Bans’ camp for comment.

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