Disgraced R&B star R. Kelly’s Brooklyn trial — which will involve numerous out-of-state witnesses — has been delayed by coronavirus.
Brooklyn Federal Judge Ann Donnelly nixed a tentative Sep. 29 date for the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer’s Brooklyn trial on Wednesday, opting instead to change the September date to a hearing. Donnelly did not give Kelly a new trial date.
Brooklyn prosecutors said Wednesday that they expect around 35 witnesses to testify at Kelly’s trial.
“The majority of them would be coming from outside of New York. Upwards of 24 witnesses would be traveling from out of state,” said Elizabeth Geddes, the assistant U.S. Attorney leading the prosecution.