UPDATE (Dec. 11):

The Fulton County, Ga. Sheriff’s Office has released the following statement to XXL in regard to the jailhouse stabbing of Young Thug codefendant Shannon Stillwell:

“Inmate Willie Brown has been charged with aggravated assault and possession of prohibited items in connection to the stabbing of inmate Shannon Jackson, aka Shannon Stillwell. Jackson is a current co-defendant in the Georgia vs. Jeffery Williams et al (YSL) trial that began on November 27, 2023.

“On the evening of Sunday, December 10, 2023, a fight occurred between Willie Brown and Shannon Jackson at the Rice Street Jail. During the fight, Jackson was stabbed multiple times by Brown. Jackson is in stable condition. Brown and Jackson were housed in the same zone. It is unknown what led to the fight. Willie Brown was initially arrested by the East Point Police Department for several charges on July 22, 2020 and was being held without bond. Jackson has been in custody since March 17, 2022.”

ORIGINAL STORY (Dec. 11):

One of Young Thug’s codefendants has been stabbed in jail.

On Monday (Dec. 11), XXL confirmed with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office that Shannon Stillwell was stabbed in the Fulton County Jail. Few details have been released on the incident, which reportedly happened overnight. An image of Stillwell upon his arrest in the case can be seen below.

XXL has reached out to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office for comment.

Read More: Juror Dismissed From Young Thug YSL Trial and Replaced

As a result of news of the stabbing, the YSL trial has been postponed. Judge Ural Glanville  has dismissed jurors after the start of the hearing, instructing them to return on Tuesday (Dec. 12).

“We’ll take the week as it comes,” he told the jury, according to Law and Crime Network’s Cathy Russon. This was the last week of trial before a holiday recess. There is a chance the trial might not resume until January of next year.

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Young Thug is two weeks into the YSL trial, which began with opening statements on Nov. 27. Authorities are accusing Young Thug of being the spearhead of a violent street gang, YSL, which has allegedly committed numerous violent acts in the past several years. Thugger and his six codefendants have been accused with crimes including armed robbery, conspiring to murder and participating in criminal street gang activity. The trial is expected to last several weeks.


Author: C. Vernon Coleman II
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