Tekashi 6ix9ine's co-defendant Faheem "Crippy" Walter was sentenced to 62 months, which is about five years, in prison on Wednesday (August 14) at Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse in New York City. If Walter remains on good behavior, he could be released in three years.

This comes after Walter pled guilty to two counts for his participation in an armed robbery in midtown Manhattan in 2018. Items from the robbery were recovered from an apartment 6ix9ine was renting last fall. Walter admitted to participating in the robbery and brandishing a gun that was not used during the robbery. It was later revealed that Walter took the gun from 6ix9ine, who got it from his then-manager, Kifano "Shotti" Jordan. It was also revealed that Walter was hired by Jordan as "an enforcer," but was not a member of the Nine Trey Gangsters. 

Walter was also involved in an October 2018 incident outside of Phillipe Chow in Manhattan, where he was shot in the stomach by a bodyguard of 6ix9ine's label head, Elliot Grainge. Walter's lawyer Edward Sapone spoke during his hearing on Wednesday and told the judge that his client suffered greatly during the blackout at the Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center earlier this year due to having a colostomy bag from his injuries in the shooting.

Sapone stated, "He sat in the dark for days. He was defecating in a colostomy bag and he couldn't change it. He has suffered enough." Sapone added, "He wishes he never met Mr. Hernandez." 

Sapone also reacted to the verdict, stating, "He fashioned a sentence that for him must have been difficult, because judges want to send a message to the community that gang violence is not to be tolerated, and that large sentences are going to come out of this building when we deal with gangs, guns, violence, robberies... What Judge Engelmayer did today was, he showed us he was hardworking; he was thoughtful. He considered the whole sentencing statute, and he imposed a sentence that was entirely fair and showed the most important thing, which was mercy. It was a merciful sentence, and we very much appreciate what he did."

Source: Complex