Is YNW Melly Dead?
Florida rapper YNW Melly, real name Jamell Maurice Demons, was arrested on murder charges in February 2019. He’s accused of killing his crew members YNW Juvy and YNW Sakchaser.
He has been incarcerated since then and is facing the death penalty if found guilty of his crimes. However, he hasn’t stopped making music.
What happened to Melly?
YNW Melly (Jamell Maurice Demons) is a popular rapper and singer from Gifford, Florida. He’s best known for his hit singles “Murder On My Mind,” “Mixed Personalities” and “Suicidal.”
Melly is currently locked up in prison on double murder charges. He was accused of shooting and killing two YNW rappers, Anthony Williams (YNW Sakchaser) and Christopher Thomas Jr. (YNW Juvy), on October 26, 2018.
According to the prosecution, Melly and his crime partner Cortlen Henry were involved in the murders of their crew members. They’re also suspected of killing a sheriff’s deputy in 2017.
As of March 2019, YNW Melly is scheduled for his trial and could face the death penalty. If convicted, he would be serving life in prison without the chance of release.
Will he get out of jail?
Melly is currently in jail, awaiting trial for the murders of two members of his YNW crew. He and his co-defendant, Cortlen Henry (YNW Bortlen), are accused of shooting fellow crew members Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr., known as YNW Sakchaser and YNW Juvy, in Florida on October 26, 2018.
The rapper has remained in jail since his arrest, but he’s been rumored to have been released from prison recently. His mother Julie claimed that he’d be out soon, but the exact date hasn’t been officially announced.
However, he’s just been hit with another health scare while in custody. According to his Instagram post, he tested positive for COVID-19, a virus that can cause respiratory problems and even death. As a result, his lawyer has filed for restricted release in an effort to keep him safe.
Will he be put to death?
The Florida rapper, YNW Melly, has been facing a double murder charge since his arrest in 2019. He allegedly shot his two friends, YNW Sakchaser and YNW Juvy, to death in a vehicle while they were driving together. He reportedly tried to cover up the crime by staging it as a drive-by shooting.
He’s also been convicted of aggravated battery and discharging a firearm in public, which he served time for in prison.
In the wake of his alleged crimes, Melly’s legal team filed a motion in February to get the death penalty off the table, saying prosecutors failed to meet the requirements for such a harsh punishment. The defense said the state’s four aggravating factors should have been proven beyond a reasonable doubt, but they were not.
According to a Fader report, only about one in seven people on death row actually end up being put to death. But that doesn’t mean Melly will be the one!
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