Rapper, YNW Melly, age 19, could face the death penalty if proven guilty for two counts of murder of his friends. In February 2019, the rapper and his friend Cortlen Henry were arrested in connection with the crime.
On October 26. 2018 two men Anthony Williams, 21 and Christopher Thomas Jr., 19, were shot and killed in South Florida. Two rappers known as YNW Melly and YNW Bortlen were arrested and charged with murder.
Rapper YNW Melly Crime Details
Miramar Police stated that Jamell Demons, aka YNW Melly and his friend Cortlen Henry aka YNW Bortlen tried to cover up the incident to make it look like a drive-by shooting. YNW Melly took both men to the Memorial Hospital Miramar, but they were pronounced dead on arrival.
The Collect Call rapper posted a tribute to his friends on his Instagram account on October 27, 2018. However, he soon found himself suspected of the crime. The police were saying that they have substantial evidence to believe the rapper committed the crime for financial gains.
Rapper YNW Melly Bio: Age, Early Life, Parents, Siblings
Jamell Maurice Demons, aka YNW Melly, came into this world on May 1, 1999, in Gifford, Florida. He was born in one of the roughest neighborhoods in the states. He has a brother known as YNW BSlime, who is also a musical artist. There was no father figure; they only had their mother.
Rapper YNW Melly Career Details
YNW Melly was influenced by the music of Eminem, Michael Jackson, and Chris Brown. While in high school, he started recording music.
His first brush with the law came when he was charged with assault. While in jail, he wrote songs, and when he got out, he fully focused on his music. His best-known songs are “223’s,” “Mixed Personalities,” “Suicidal,” and “Murder on My Mind.”
Then in June 2018, he was arrested for possession of drugs and firearms. He collaborated on his song “Mixed Personalities” with popular American rapper Kayne West. Other top rappers expressing interest in working with him include Young Thug, Future. and Uzi.On His Family
YNW Melly wrote a song about his mother, “Mama Cry.”