R. Kelly, left, stands in court before Judge Lawrence Flood at Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago in Junet 2019. Photo: TNS/File
R. Kelly, left, stands in court before Judge Lawrence Flood at Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago in Junet 2019. Photo: TNS/File

R. Kelly federal trial in Chicago opens with lawyer telling jury not to accept portrayal of singer as ‘monster’

  • Kelly faces multiple charges, including enticing of minors for sex, producing child porn and rigging his 2008 child porn trial at which he was acquitted
  • A conviction in Chicago could add decades to a 30-year prison sentence he already received from a New York federal judge

R. Kelly, left, stands in court before Judge Lawrence Flood at Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago in Junet 2019. Photo: TNS/File
R. Kelly, left, stands in court before Judge Lawrence Flood at Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago in Junet 2019. Photo: TNS/File
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