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Florida Rapper YNW Melly Arrested Charged For Close Friends Murder

YNW Melly

Florida rapper YNW Melly was arrested on Wednesday and charged with a double murder.

Just when his career was about to take off, Melly found himself in some serious legal troubles that could put him away behind bars for life. The South Florida rapper, whose real name is Jamell Maurice Demons, turned himself in to police in Miramar. The 19-year-old MC was wanted by cops for the 2018 murder of two men, Anthony Williams, and Christopher Thomas Jr. The two men were aspiring rappers who were reportedly friends of YNW Melly.

Williams and Thomas were shot multiple times in the early morning of October 26, 2018, and were rushed to Memorial Hospital Miramar at approximately 4:35 a.m., the Sun Sentinel reported. The two men were pronounced dead inside the hospital’s emergency room.

At the time of the killings, Melly’s attorney Bradford Cohen told reporters that the rapper was in mourning. “He’s sad, he’s upset, obviously,” Cohen said. “Those were his best friends.”

Another man name Cortlen Henry was also arrested in connection to the double murder. He could be charged with first-degree murder charges.

Miramar police department has since released photos of the two victims. “Jamell Demons, a.k.a. YNW Melly & Cortlen Henry have been arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder,” Miramar PD tweeted. “The victims, Anthony Williams & Christopher Thomas Jr., were killed on 10/26/2018. The investigation, supported by forensic evidence, has concluded that Demons shot and killed Williams & Thomas Jr. and that Demons and Henry staged the crime scene to resemble a drive-by shooting.”