American b-ball star Brittney Griner confessed to tranquilize charges in a Moscow court Thursday, her legal counselors said, leaving her confronting the possibility of as long as 10 years in jail as her loved ones move forward their requires the U.S. government to accomplish other things to free her.
Griner, 31, was kept in February at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport after Russian specialists said they found vape canisters with marijuana oil in her gear.
Griner’s legal counselor, Alexander Boikov, told correspondents outside the court after Thursday’s hearing that the ball star conceded that the vape canisters were hers, yet said she carried them to Russia inadvertently.
“She was in a rush as she was pressing, and it was simply coincidentally that it wound up in her baggage,” Boikov said.
He said that Griner is a “capable individual” in light of an inquiry regarding the reason why she chose to confess.
“Thinking of her as character, that she is a good example to many individuals, to numerous youngsters — she simply figures she ought to be liable for her activities,” her other legal counselor, Maria Blagovolina, told journalists. Blagovolina said they expected mercy from the court.
Griner’s next hearing is booked for next Thursday.
Her most recent court appearance comes after President Joe Biden tried to console Griner’s better half, Cherelle Griner, that he was attempting to get her delivery as quick as possible. Griner composed a profound letter to the president this week, begging him to bring her home.