A Latin King street gang member who was convicted of a racketeering conspiracy involving two 1999 northwest Indiana murders has claimed to be the man who attacked R. Kelly in jail last week.
Jeremiah Shane Farmer, wrote that “the government made me attack” R. Kelly. He says that he carried out the attack “in hopes of getting spotlight attention and world news notice to shed light on” alleged government corruption, per The Sun-Times.
“Inmate Farmer appeared to be punching inmate Kelly repeatedly in the head and torso,” the prison employee wrote, stating that he appeared to be on top of Kelly on the bottom bunk.
The prison employee was then forced to use pepper spray to end the assault before Farmer was placed in the MCC’s solitary housing unit following the attack.
Farmer says a mental health professional at the MCC told him, “You don’t want to assault Kelly, if you did, you would have done it.” Farmer wrote that he “said some disrespect back” and was told “go do it then.”