A petition has been launched on the White House’s website requesting that Max B be pardoned or receive a retrial… in his 2006 murder case.
Back in 2009, the rapper was sentenced to 75 years in prison, after being convicted of a robbery in 2006 that left one man dead.
The petition calls Max B’s conviction “harsh, cruel and unlawful,” while pointing out that his appeal for a retrial was denied.
“Rap icon Max B, also known as Charly Wingate, was found guilty of involvement in a robbery that left a man dead,” the petition reads. “Charly was accused of orchestrating a robbery and then convicted for armed robbery, kidnapping, aggravated assault, and murder. Many feel the rapper’s conviction was unusually harsh, cruel and unlawful. On August 30th 2012, Max B’s appeal for a retrial was denied with no further notice. We are looking to approach Governor Chris Christie and President Barack Obama for a pardon, or at the very least, a retrial.”
They’ve set a goal of a 100,000 signatures by Christmas. As of press time, it had just 881 signatures.
Max B is currently serving 75 years in prison, and is currently set to be incarcerated until 2042.