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Where Is YNW Melly Right Now?
Jamell Maurice Demons, better known as YNW Melly (initials for Young Nigga World Melly), is a renowned American musician and rapper. YNW Melly’s most well-known songs include “Murder on My Mind,” “Suicidal” (with Juice Wrld), “Mixed Personalities” (containing Kanye West), and “223’s” (featuring 9lokkNine).
YNW Melly was arrested and charged with two charges of premeditated first-degree murder in February 2019. If convicted, he faces life in prison or the death penalty. He is also a suspect in the 2017 murder of a sheriff’s deputy, which happened in Gifford.
YNW Melly pleaded not guilty to the double-murder accusations in March 2019 and is presently awaiting trial. YNW Melly was arrested on three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of discharging a firearm in public on October 19, 2015, after firing rounds at three people near Vero Beach High School. He was imprisoned for a year before being released on probation.
He was arrested in 2017 for violating his probation and spent many months in jail before being released in March 2018. On June 30, 2018, YNW Melly was arrested in Fort Myers, Florida for marijuana possession, possession of a weapon or ammunition by drug paraphernalia, and being a convicted felon.
On January 3, 2019, he was detained again in Fort Myers for marijuana possession. On February 12, 2019, YNW Melly was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting deaths of two of his accomplices described as close friends, rappers YNW Juvy and YNW Sakchaser, in Fort Lauderdale in October 2018.
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Authorities believe that YNW Melly plotted with fellow YNW rapper Cortlen Henry (YNW Bortlen) to orchestrate the double murder of Thomas Jr. (YNW Juvy) and Williams (YNW Sakchaser), making it appear as if they were killed in a drive-by shooting. Corten allegedly drove the victims to the hospital, where they died from their injuries. On February 13, 2019, YNW Melly surrendered.
No, I did not get locked up in Washington, but I am handing myself in today,” he wrote on Instagram. I lost my two brothers to violence a few months ago, and now the system is looking for justice. Unfortunately, a lot of stories and lies are being spread, but don’t worry, God is with me and my brother @ynw.bortlen, and we want y’all to remember it’s a new Family, and I love you.”
On February 22, 2019, it was announced that Demons and Corten were suspects in the fatal 2017 shooting of Gary Chambliss, an off-duty Indian River County Sheriff’s Department officer. YNW Melly’s trial was scheduled for March 7, 2022, in November 2021, but it was then pushed up to May 23, 2022.
It was postponed once more, this time until June 6, 2022. After the trial was halted, his team decided to file a motion for a quick trial on May 26, 2022. The trial is slated to commence in the next 175 days. On July 6, 2022, it was declared that if convicted, YNW Melly would no longer face the death penalty.
Where Is YNW Melly Right Now?
YNW Melly is still being held in the Broward County Jail. He was initially charged with two charges of first-degree murder with a firearm on February 7, 2019. The state filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty on April 18, 2019, saying, among other things, that “the capital offense was committed for pecuniary (monetary) benefit.” This notice was filed within 45 days of YNW Melly’s arraignment, which trial rules required.