YSL trial enters second year with no end in sight in Fulton County court

Rapper and Grammy winner Young Thug, whose given name is Jeffery Williams, was charged last year in a sprawling indictment that accused him and more than two dozen others of conspiring to violate Georgia's anti-racketeering law. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Although the trial concerning the alleged criminal gang activity of Atlanta rapper Young Thug recently surpassed a year, it’s still in the early stages.

That’s after 10 months of jury selection and multiple delays.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s crime and public safety reporter Shaddi Abusaid says the prosecution is just beginning to get into the mountain of evidence they plan to introduce.

“The discovery turned over by the state was something like eight terabytes of data. On top of that, the state expects to call about 400 witnesses. It’s officially the longest criminal state trial in Georgia history,” said Abusaid. “It surpassed the APS cheating scandal trial which I think took eight months start to finish.”

Young Thug’s attorney predicts the case could continue another full year at its current pace, according to Abusaid.

He says of the 28 original co-defendants, there are six remaining as part of this trial after the rest took plea deals or the judge agreed to try their cases separately.

Christopher Alston contributed to this report.