The judge that takes the case considered that the date of May was “unrealistic” because Kelly has a trial in April in Chicago.
The trial for sexual crimes of R. Kelly in New York was delayed until July.
Initially, the musician was going to be tried in Brooklyn, New York, on charges that include sex trafficking, organized crime and child pornography in May of this year, but on Thursday, a judge at a pretrial hearing changed the date to 7 July.
According to Brooklyn federal judge Ann Donnelly, the May date was considered “unrealistic” because Kelly’s federal case in Illinois will go to trial in April.
The pretrial hearing also saw the judge make a decision about the jury group, as he said they would need a group of about 200 potential jurors, with around 500 questionnaires sent to the pre-selection candidates.
Kelly appeared in the Brooklyn court in an audience through a video link, as he is currently in prison in Chicago.
The judge believes that Kelly’s trial should take three or four weeks to complete, and occurs when the former girlfriend of the singer ‘I Believe I Can Fly’, Azriel Clary, 22, recently began cooperating with the authorities that work if.
Azriel is eager to help other women who have been in a similar situation, either with Kelly or another person, while prosecutors monitor the threats that have been made against her and her family since she made the decision to return home.
Kelly faces five federal criminal charges that include kidnapping and extortion in New York, which are separated from additional charges in Chicago, Cook County, and Minnesota.
Kelly has denied all accusations against him and has pleaded not guilty.