Things have officially gone from bad to worse for YNW Melly. As reported by TMZ, the Florida-born rapper is facing the death penalty in his double-murder case. The young artist has been charged with the killings of his two friends, YNW Juvy and YNW Sakchaser, and he has since pleaded not guilty with his associate YNW Bortlen. The State of Florida is reportedly looking to punish the rapper by taking away his life, seeking the most serious consequences with the death penalty.
New legal documents reportedly make it clear that the State of Florida is looking for the death penalty in Melly’s court case. The papers note that the state believes they can easily prove that Melly killed his two friends for financial gain and that he committed premeditated murder in an especially “heinous, atrocious, or cruel” manner. The State of Florida is also reportedly convinced that Melly is a gang member.
Police have said that YNW Melly and YNW Bortlen organized the shootings of their two friends, staging it as a drive-by before driving around with their dead bodies in a car and finally bringing them to the hospital. Cops also say that Bortlen and Melly shot up their own car to make it appear as though they were also targeted.
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