Man charged with Takeoff's murder requests $5,000 from judge to hire private investigator

The man charged with the murder of Migos rapper, Takeoff, is making an unusual request.

Patrick Clark, charged with murder in Takeoff's death, asked the judge in his case for $5,000. But why?


Clark made the request, stating he wanted to hire a private investigator and doesn't have the money to afford one. 

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According to a court document obtained by TMZ, Clarks says he and his family used all the money they had to hire a lawyer and the lawyer is working at a reduced rate.

Clark pleaded to the judge that he needs a private investigator in order to put up a proper defense in the case, and he says he can't do that without one. 

The $5,000 was an initial request as he could possibly request more than needed. He says he found a private investigator that would also work for a reduced rate. He says the private investigator could take on the case for $85 per hour.


Patrick Xavier Clark, left, charged with the murder of Migos rapper Takeoff, right. (Harris County Sheriff's Office/Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

Attorneys for 33-year-old Patrick Xavier Clark spoke out following the preliminary hearing; saying they don't want their client to be tried in the court of public opinion, and plan to fight to ensure he receives a fair and unbiased trial.

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"So, we just ask that everyone keep an opened mind and let the system and constitution do its part; and that is right now, he's innocent until proven guilty," said Letitia Quinones, with Quinones & Associates.

Houston police announced Clark's arrest during a press conference Friday. We learned that Clark had a trip booked to Mexico and had put in for an expedited passport, he also had a large amount of cash at the time of his arrest.