Rapper YNW Melly’s ex claims police need her to lie

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Rapper YNW Melly's ex claims police want her to lie

The ex-girlfriend of a younger Florida rapper about to go into his second trial for the murders of his greatest buddies tells Legislation&Crime the prosecutor and police concerned within the investigation have harassed her incessantly, satisfied she is aware of greater than she’s saying.

Jamell Demons, identified by his stage identify YNW Melly, is about to face his subsequent trial in Broward County, Florida, after his first ended with a hung jury in July. Choose John Murphy declared a mistrial on July 22. Regardless of 14 hours of deliberation, the jurors stated they couldn’t come to a unanimous verdict within the double homicide case.

YNW Melly’s retrial is scheduled for October.

Prosecutors accuse YNW Melly and his greatest good friend, Cortlen “YNW Bortlen” Henry, of killing Anthony “YNW Sakchaser” Williams and Christopher “YNW Juvy” Thomas Jr. in October 2018. That’s when Henry confirmed up at a Miami hospital, claiming the SUV he was driving had been focused in a drive-by capturing. The automobile itself was riddled with bullet holes, with Williams and Thomas slumped over lifeless inside. Each had been shot a number of occasions, together with within the head.

Police searched the realm the place Henry stated the drive-by occurred, however couldn’t discover any proof of a capturing. When investigators retrieved surveillance video, they noticed YNW Melly, Henry, Williams, and Thomas all leaving a recording studio collectively. The 4 buddies all will be seen stepping into the identical SUV. Melly wasn’t within the automobile when it arrived on the hospital, however prosecutors allege he was the triggerman.

Police charged YNW Melly and Cortlen Henry with two counts of homicide every. Henry was granted bail with sure situations and faces a punishment of life in jail if convicted. Melly has been locked up since his arrest in 2019 and will get the dying penalty. Each males have pleaded not responsible.

YWN Melly prays earlier than closing arguments. (Legislation&Crime Community)

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