‘Young and Pregnant’ Star Bariki Smith’s Brother Is Currently on Trial for Murder
Woah — Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant star Bariki Smith, whose baby mama is Ashley Jones, is dealing with some serious family drama. According to a new report, his older brother, Troy Seales, is currently on trial for the murder of Deandre Adams.
Troy was arrested on Sept. 12 after Deandre was shot multiple times while driving in Oakland, CA on Aug. 25, 2017. He was charged with two counts of great bodily injury, which he denied, and one count of shooting at inhabited dwelling, which he pled not guilty.
A clerk for Alameda Superior Court exclusively told Radar Online that the trial is ongoing. The court hearing took place April, 5 at 9:30 a.m., however, there's no news yet as to what happened, or whether or not he showed up.
Prior to the court date, Troy's mother, Shenandoah Williams — who is notoriously feuding with Ashley — has been giving updates on her son's trial on social media. "This the loving man we know, please come to court tomorrow," she posted on April 3. "We have a big family I am asking this favor for me and to show your love for him… Most important now closing arguments thank you."
She even created a page asking for donations in hopes that Troy will receive a fair trial. "He's been accused of participating in an act of senseless violence and is being held without bail," the page read. "His arrest has been unsettling for several reasons. Troy does NOT fit the witness description reported to the authorities. He is easily identifiable by his multiple tattoos, height, and slim physique."
The page continued, "Troy's ability to see a fair trial in which we believe his innocence will be proven. Troy needs a private lawyer who has his best interest in mind as soon as possible! If you have met Troy, you know that he will give his last to those in need. You know that he will protect someone that can't protect for themselves, and you know that he will use his voice for those who don't have one. This time HIS voice is being silenced and he needs our help. Please donate what you can, every penny counts towards saving his life." So far, $6,500 of their $10,000 goal has been reached.
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