R Kelly’s attacker has come forward and identified himself this comes after it was revealed that Kelly had been attacked in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center by a fellow inmate.
“Kelly was in his cell on his bed when another inmate came in and started to punch him,” attorney Doug Anton confirmed.
“The assault was stopped almost immediately and R Kelly didn’t sustain any injuries. The other inmate claimed he assaulted Kelly because he’s been on lockdown at the institution a couple of times, and he was tired of being locked down. He apologized to Kelly.”
However, Jeremiah Shane Farmer filed legal docs, obtained by TMZ, claiming he’s the pissed off inmate who went on the attack and jumped Kelly in his jail cell.
In the docs, Farmer claims “the government made me attack” Kelly — although he doesn’t explain why — and says he pulled it off in hopes of shedding light on government corruption. As for what the “corruption” is … he feels he was done dirty by the justice system.
Farmer’s admission is part of legal docs filed in a federal appeals court. Records show he’s representing himself and is being housed at MCC just like Kelly.
R. Kelly’s attorney, Steven Greenberg, tells TMZ Farmer is indeed the one who attacked the singer.
Jeremiah Farmer was convicted of a racketeering conspiracy that took place on June 25th, 1999. Farmer murdered two men, Marion Lowry, 74, and Harvey Siegers, 67, at their Hammond business, Calumet Auto Rebuilders. After beating them to death with a hammer.