"We stand by JaySon’s innocence" - Remy Ma issues response following her eldest son's arrest on murder charge

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Remy Ma addresses her son's arrest: Details explored as rapper issues statement. (Image via Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)

Rapper Remy Ma opened up about her son, JaySon Scott's, arrest on charges of first-degree murder. The 23-year-old was arrested on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, for allegedly murdering 47-year-old Darius Guillebeaux, a resident of Queens, New York, in 2021.

New York police officials claimed that Remy Ma’s son, JaySon, and Richard Swygert shot Darius, leaving him dead on the spot. When paramedics arrived at the scene, he had gunshot wounds on his head and chest. His body was later taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

Following JaySon's arrest, Remy Ma spoke to TMZ and said that it was a difficult time for her family. She added that they were praying that "the NYPD will conduct a complete and thorough investigation to reveal the truth."

“We stand by Jayson’s innocence and pray that the NYPD will conduct a complete and thorough investigation to reveal the truth. This is undoubtedly a difficult time for my family and me. While we sincerely appreciate the love and support we have received from all of you, we kindly ask for privacy as our legal team works to prove Jayson’s innocence,” the rapper said.

While Remy Ma’s son was charged with first-degree murder, his co-accused, Richard, has been charged with second-degree murder. Additional charges include two counts of possession of a weapon and first-degree reckless endangerment.

“As his mother, I want to address this situation personally”: Remy Ma opens up about son’s arrest

Remy Ma's son, 23-year-old JaySon Scott, found himself in troubled waters after he was arrested for a murder that occurred in 2021. Speaking to TMZ, Remy said that she wanted to discuss the case and address it "personally." However, she claimed that her legal counselors advised her not to speak about the case.

“As his mother, I want to address this situation personally but have been strongly advised by his legal counsel not to say anything — as most people in similar situations are informed by their attorneys due to it being an active case," Remy Ma added.

Attorney Dawn Florio is representing the rapper's son, JaySon, in the murder case. However, it is worth noting that the reason behind the alleged 2021 shooting was not revealed to the public.

Additionally, JaySon's mother is no stranger to legal battles and arrests. The rapper was arrested previously after she was found guilty of shooting a member of her group over a sum of $3,000. This shooting took place in 2007 and led to Remy spending a few years in prison before being released over a decade ago.

The victim's family has yet to speak up about the arrest, which made its way to social media. The rapper's fans and followers on social media are either concerned or anguished by it.

Additional details about Darius Guillebeaux's alleged murder or the case have yet to be revealed.

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