Mutulu Shakur, step-father of Hip Hop icon Tupac Shakur has contracted COVID-19 as he continues to fight for his release which has been denied on numerous occasions.
After experiencing pain in his bones back in October of 2019, it took a year for Mutulu to receive an x-ray. Shakur was then diagnosis with life-threatening bone marrow cancer and was recently moved into a hospital to receive a stem cell transplant for his bone marrow cancer.
Now, to make matters worst, Mutulu has now contracted the coronavirus. “As we warned was likely to happen given the prison conditions, Mutulu has now contracted COVID-19,” reads the statement sent to newsletter subscribers for Mutulu’s official website. “An outside physician is monitoring his records an while we are concerned, thus far the virus has not impacted him as severely as it could.”
Mutulu had a stroke in 2014 and suffers from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and vision problems from glaucoma. In 1988 Dr. Shakur was convicted of RICO conspiracy, armed bank robbery and bank robbery killings and sentenced to 60 years in prison. Since then he has been denied parole eight times.
At no time did the evidence show that Tupac’s step-father Mutulu Shakur killed anyone. At two trials the evidence indicated others were responsible for the deaths. With that being said he has taken full responsibility for his actions, and has served as a force for good and anti-violence throughout his decades of incarceration,
“The legal team continues to pursue all avenues for securing his release.”