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Young Thug goes back to court as judge denies prosecutors' attempt to delay trial

The trial remains set to begin on Jan. 9.

ATLANTA — UPDATE (6 p.m.): Judge Glanville ruled that he was deferring the motion to suppress evidence until they can have the opportunity to review the transcript from the previous court hearing involving a prior judge.

They will also convene in court again on Dec. 15 to discuss bond pertaining to Young Thug and return of property -- phones and other evidence seized in the warrant.


UPDATE (9:50 a.m.): Judge Glanville began today's proceedings by denying a motion brought by the Fulton DA's Office to delay the trial until March. The trial start date remains Jan. 9, 2023.

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Young Thug will be back in court on Thursday, as his lawyers look to present several motions including one to dismiss the indictment against him for "prosecutorial misconduct."

Lawyers for the rapper, who has been accused by Fulton County DA Fani Willis of being the ringleader of the Young Slime Life Street gang, are also making a new bond request in court.

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Other motions will seek to suppress some forms of evidence collected in the case from his phone and in past grand jury proceedings Young Thug's attorneys characterized as "sham" in court filings.

RELATED: JEFFERY: The full Young Thug story, from Cleveland Avenue and beyond | Part 1

The hearing begins at 9 a.m. before Judge Ural Glanville.

In a response filed in court, prosecutors called the accusation of prosecutorial misconduct "inflammatory" and "meritless."

"No prosecutorial misconduct has occurred in this case," the DA's Office said in a filing.

Watch Part 1 of 11Alive's JEFFERY series below:

Attorneys for Young Thug allege the DA's Office faked a subpoena in 2016 to obtain information from the Hertz rental car company related to the car Young Thug allegedly was in when a 2015 murder occurred that he's been charged with as part of the YSL RICO case.

Young Thug's attorneys, in their renewed bond request, also said he has been "languishing in the County Jail since the date of his arrest" on May 9 earlier this year. He has twice been previously denied bond by Judge Glanville.

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