Who is YNW Melly? What crime did he commit? Is he still in jail?

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Rapper, YNW Melly was charged with murdering his two best friends who here gunned down in the streets of Florida in 2018 and his trial started on April 4th, 2022.

In this blog post, we’ll get into details about everything you need to know about the case of the rapper.

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YNW Melly

Who is YNW Melly?

YNW Melly born as Jamell Maurice Demons was born and grew up in Gifford, Florida. He is an American rapper and songwriter who has had a couple of hit songs before his case shooting surfaced.

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Despite being number of songs he seems to be widely known for the hit murder on
My Mind, Mixed Personalities, Suicidal and 223’s.

When he was 26 years old he didn’t stay out of trouble as he made headlines after he was with three counts of aggravated assault and firing a gun in front of three other students near a high school.

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However, his current lock-up was for his single murder, and on his 18th birthday on May 1st, 2017 he took to Facebook to apologize to his fans saying he’ll be locked up for six months because of negative music.

While on probation, he has an interview with Billboard saying he’s been in and out of jail about 7 times for little things like marijuana charges, possession of firearms, and other drug charges.

He signed with a label with the likes of Young Thug and Future. He has since gained popularity on his YouTube and SoundCloud. YNW Melly also has a collaborative record with Kanye West which was released in 2019.

Read also: Is YNW Melly dead or alive?

What crime did YNW Melly commit?

YNW Melly is accused of murdering his friends, Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr on October 26th, 2018 after leaving a studio in Fort Lauderdale.

The victim Thomas had the stage name YNW Juvy and Williams is also YNW Sakchaser as they were both pursuing rap careers.

YNW Melly’s friend, Cortlen Henry with the stage name YNW Bortlen was also charged with murder but the authorities believe is only the rapper who shot the two late rappers.

Meanwhile, Melly has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Henry allegedly drove the two victims to the emergency room entrance of Memorial Hospital Miramar but they died as a result of their injury.

Is YNW Melly still in prison?

As of now, YNW Melly is still in police custody as his trial started on April 4th, 2022. On Tuesday, he took to his official Twitter to claim that he will be released from prison this year as he posted his new photo.

YNW Melly’s phone rights revoked

Just a day after he took to Twitter to claim that he’ll be home this year he has disclosed that his he has had his phone rights revoked

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