Whereas YNW Melly at present stays behind bars on double homicide expenses, Florida prosecutors plan to hunt the dying penalty, in accordance with Pitchfork. Again in February the rising rapper, whose actual title is Jamell Maurice Demons, was charged with first-degree homicide of two of his shut associates, 21-year-old Anthony Williams and 19-year-old Christopher Thomas Jr. Stories declare that Melly, 19, even tried to stage the deaths as the results of a drive-by taking pictures, and reportedly rode round with the useless our bodies in his trunk.
Courtroom paperwork obtained by Pitchfork allege that Melly dedicated the premeditated crimes for monetary achieve, and is believed to be a part of a gang.
Earlier this month, Melly employed fellow rapper Boosie Badazz’s former lawyer, Jason Roger Williams, to characterize him alongside authorized teammates Brad Cohen and Nicole Burdett, after coming into a not responsible plea for first-degree double homicide expenses. Williams just lately launched a press release to Billboard on behalf of Melly, concerning the prosecution’s push for the dying penalty.
“That was at all times their plan. They’ve indicated that for the reason that starting of this case. The prosecution wasn’t hiding the ball on this. They had been very clear in articulating this was their plan.”
Together with remaining adamant of his shopper’s innocence, Williams additionally advised Billboard that Melly stays hopeful, and seems to be in “good spirits.”
“We talked to him not too way back and he is in good spirits. He is at a really great, important juncture of his profession. I do know he needs he may very well be out right here making music and performing. Brad was with him final week and he is nonetheless in headspace to battle to show his innocence and get again to the world,” Williams acknowledged.
Melly is at present behind bars at Broward County Jail.