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  • Updated: April 13, 2020

Mayweather Risks 99 Years Jail Term For Allegedly Stabbing Woman

Mayweather Risks 99 Years Jail Term For Allegedly Stabbing W


Iyanna 'YaYa' Mayweather, the 19-year-old daughter of boxing icon Floyd Mayweather, may be facing up to 99 years in jail for allegedly stabbing a woman at her rumoured rapper boyfriend, NBA Youngboy's house earlier in April.

Allnews reports that Mayweather was arrested on April 4 for allegedly stabbing a woman named Lapattra Jacobs, who allegedly shares a child with Youngboy, at his Houston home.

The incident started around 1:30am, when Mayweather arrived at Youngboy's house and demanded Jacobs leave. Jacobs was said to have refused, and the two got into a physical altercation which moved to the kitchen. She allegedly grabbed a knife and attacked Jacobs, stabbing her twice.

Jacobs was hospitalised, and there were even rumours that she was in critical condition.

While Jacobs seems to have recovered, YaYa Mayweather's legal troubles seems to be kickstarting.

According to The Blast, Mayweather was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a felony that can carry a $10,000 fine or up to 99 years in prison if Mayweather is convicted. 

As per The Blast, it is unlikely that the young woman will receive the maximum sentence, as she does not appear to have a criminal history.

According to Bossip, Mayweather is being represented by Kurt Schaffer, a famed attorney who has worked for celebrities like Slim Thug, Pimp C, and Rap-A-Lot Records CEO J Prince.

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Schaffer confirmed Mayweather will plead "not guilty" to the charges and is due back in court in August.

"Iyanna is doing fine; although she remains shaken by this unfortunate incident," Schaffer told Bossip.

As for Jacobs, she returned to social media to break her silence about the incident. "No, I'm not ok I'm really fucked up in the head. I hate to say it. Can y'all just leave me alone," she wrote in her Instagram stories.

"I never wanted this attention or whatever y'all call it. Ps, y'all want to be seeing me. I'm kinda glad I don't have a phone."

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