R. Kelly has asked a Chicago judge to release him on bail after he was assaulted by a fellow inmate, who wrote in a newly released motion that 'the government made [him] attack' the singer.
Lawyers for Kelly filed a motion on Friday asking that the apparent gang member who violently ambushed him on August 26 be acquired for questioning under oath.
Details corroborated Jeremiah Shane Farmer, the convicted Latin Kings member who confessed to the attack, could help Kelly's sixth appeal for release from federal prison.
It also could help a claim from Kelley's attorney, Michael I. Leonard, that faculty at the Bureau of Prisons facility even encouraged Farmer to attack his client.
Lawyers for R.Kelly (left) have for Jeremiah Shane Farmer (right) be questioned under oath about his August 26 attack on the singer
Farmer, 39, is at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago, Illinois, over a mandatory life sentence for a racketeering conspiracy connected to a 1999 double homicide.
He was convicted in 2019 for the deaths of Marion Lowry, 74, and Harvey Siegers, 67.
The two men were beaten with a small sledgehammer inside their business, Calumet Auto Rebuilders, and found with severe blunt force trauma wounds to the head.
Farmer revealed his identity as the assailant in a motion titled 'The Government Made Me Attack R-Kelly.'
Farmer said he was 'forced' to attack Kelly 'in hopes of getting spotlight attention and world news notice to shed light on the government corruption,' according to court documents obtained by The Chicago Tribune.
An incident report from the U.S. Bureau of Prisons attached to Farmer's filing said that he managed to separate from prison guards, enter Kelly's cell as he slept and repeatedly stomped on his head.
Kelly, 53, remained on the bottom bunk during the incident and was only saved when security deployed pepper-spray at Farmer.
Farmer was noted for having a 'F*** the Feds' tattoo on his face.
Last month, Kelly was attacked inside his jail cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (pictured) in Chicago, Illinois
Lawyers for R. Kelly (center) have argued that Metropolitan Correctional Center staff may have played a role in thee attack
Attorneys also indicated that Farmer's questioning would include, 'but not limited to the role that any MCC personnel played in that attack.'
'It appears that MCC personnel simply followed Mr. Farmer, allowed him to carry out the attack, and then only intervened after Mr. Kelly had already sustained serious injuries,' court documents read.
Farmer also followed through with the attack 'due to the most blatant corruption in Farmer’s case and being (on) lockdown for Robert Kelly protest.'
Earlier this year, a crowd of Kelly's supporters gathered outside of the Metropolitan Correctional