YSL trial suspended after defendant stabbed at infamous Fulton County Jail

The YSL trial was suspended on Monday after a defendant was stabbed. On Dec. 11, Judge Ural Glanville suspended court after learning that Shannon Stillwell was stabbed overnight while at the infamous Fulton County Jail. 

Stillwell survived the incident, but details have yet to be released, according to WSB. 

Without going into specifics, Glanville suspended today’s proceedings by saying, “Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve had a medical issue come up with one of our participants.”

Stillwell is facing multiple charges including two counts of murder; two counts of participation in criminal street gang activity; two counts of possession of a firearm by convicted felon previously convicted of felony involving the use or possession of a firearm; and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; and conspiracy to violate RICO. 

Stillwell is being charged along with rapper Young Thug. 

Incarcerated since May 2022, Young Thug was arrested along with fellow rapper Gunna and other members of YSL (Young Slime Life). They were charged with the RICO Act by Fulton County District Attorney, Fani Willis. 

Stillwell’s stabbing also sheds more light on the notorious Fulton County Jail. 

Ten people have died at the Fulton County Jail in 2023. 

The death’s have occurred during a time when the national media has focused on the Fulton County Jail after former President Donald Trump was being booked at the facility on a RICO charge.


The deaths also comes after Lashawn Thompson’s passing made national news. In September of 2022, Thompson was found dead in a filthy jail cell with sores from insect bites all over his body. Thompson was reportedly severely bitten by bed bugs in the cell which was also infested with lice. 

The Fulton County Medical Examiner listed Thompson’s death as “undetermined.” There were no signs of trauma, but the examiner noted that there was bed bug infestation and bites on his body. Thompson’s family attorney says an infection from the bites led to cardiac arrhythmia and to his death. 

Officials from the Fulton County Jail released a statement saying the issues of bed bugs and lice have been addressed. “Approving an additional expenditure of $500,000 to address the infestation of bed bugs, lice and other vermin within the jail which was done in addition to prior cleaning operations targeting communicable diseases that are common in congregant settings; Updating protocols for security rounds to include addressing sanitary conditions.”

The sheriff’s office also issued the statement, “It’s no secret that the dilapidated and rapidly eroding conditions of the current facility make it incredibly difficult to meet the goal of providing a clean, well-maintained and healthy environment for all inmates and staff. That is precisely why Sheriff (Patrick) Labat continues to call building a new Fulton County Jail and Criminal Justice Complex which will provide an elite level of care, mental health services, security and cleanliness.”

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