Young Thug defendant Derontae Bebee reaches plea deal

Published: Nov. 3, 2023 at 12:11 PM EDT|Updated: Nov. 3, 2023 at 12:51 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Derontae Bebee, aka “Bee” or “B,” has reached a plea deal with Fulton County prosecutors in Young Thug’s massive organized-crime trial in Atlanta.

On Friday, Beebe pled guilty to conspiracy to violate the state’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), armed robbery, hijacking a motor vehicle, theft by receiving stolen property, violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, and participation in criminal street gang activity.

As part of his negotiated plea, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison, with five to be served behind bars and 10 on probation. Bebee will receive credit for the two years he has already served in jail, according to prosecutors.

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Friday’s negotiated plea brings the number of defendants who will appear at trial from 28 down to six. Among the six is rapper Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffery Williams. Prosecutors claim Williams was the ringleader of a criminal enterprise known as the Young Slime Life gang.

The other 5 defendants named are:

  • Marquavius Huey, aka “Qua”
  • Deamonte Kendrick, aka “Yak Gotti”
  • Quamarvious Nichols, aka “Qua”
  • Rodalius Ryan, aka “Lil Rod”
  • Shannon Stillwell, aka “Shannon Jackson” or “SB”

Opening statements are set to begin Monday, Nov. 27.

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