Rapper Silento is asking a judge to grant him $25,000 bond in his felony murder case.
in February for the murder of his 34-year-old cousin Frederick Rooks. According to TMZ, Silento filed legal docs in DeKalb County, Georgia this week, requesting the court set his bond at $25,000. In the court documents, Silento reportedly said hes not an extraordinary bail risk and will not jeopardize the safety of the community if released on bail. He also assured the court he wont flee or go into hiding if a judge grants his request and will obey all court orders. Silento added denying him bond isnt only unjust its unconstitutional. Following Silentos arrest, publicist Chanel Hudson issued a statementasking for his fans support. Please send my client Silento some positive vibrations, she wrote. Over the past several years, Ricky has been suffering immensely from a series of mental illnesses. We will continue in his efforts of treatment, but we ask in the meantime the public uplift him and his family in immediate prayer & positive energy!! Ricky is a beautiful soul, and we hope that the same people who came up whippin and nay naying with him, continue to support him and lifted in prayer. God bless. View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) The arrest follows a string of legal troubles for Silento. Last August, he was arrested twice in two days for assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence. As reported by Fox 11 Los Angelesat the time, Silento (real name Richard Lamar Hawk) was taken into custody on August 28, 2020 for inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant.