Closing arguments are going down Thursday and R Kelly's defense attorney Deveraux Cannick drew the comparison by telling the jury Kelly is demanding prosecutors prove he's guilty beyond a reasonable doubt ... the same way Dr. King fought for Constitutional rights.
He went on to quote a part of MLK's "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech, saying "Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of the press."
His point seemed to be that Dr. King wanted the government to uphold the Constitution, and Kelly's doing the same in his sex crimes trial.
R Kelly faces 10 years to life if he's convicted.
I really can't believe him and his team even thought this would be a great argument to make. This is so disrespectful to Martin Luther King Jr!