YNW Melly Accused of Staging a Drive-By Shooting in Double Murder Case

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YNW Melly stays behind bars after being denied bail following his Feb. 13 arrest by the Miramar Police Department on double homicide fees for fatally taking pictures two of his "greatest buddies" and fellow YNW crew members, Christopher "Juvy" Thomas Jr and Anthony "Sak" Williams. According to courtroom paperwork obtained by Billboard on Wednesday (Feb. 27), police are alleging that Melly and his confederate, Cortlen Henry, tried to stage the Oct. 26 killings as a drive-by taking pictures.

Investigators have concluded that they consider photographs rang off from contained in the Jeep Compass that Cortlen drove each Sak and Juvy to the hospital in, reasonably than bullets coming from the surface, which Cortlen initially instructed authorities. "Evidence from the post-mortem revealed that each victims' wound paths to their heads had been from a left to proper path," the docs reportedly learn. "This instantly contradicts the statements made by Henry and do not assist the statements of a drive-by taking pictures that occurred on the best aspect of the car."

Cops additionally say single ".40 caliber shell casing was discovered inside the car on the floorboard of the left rear passenger aspect" -- which might indict Melly, born Jamell Demons, because the gunman. Law enforcement unearthed footage from the night time of the murders (Oct. 26) that discovered the "Murder on My Mind" rapper getting into the left rear passenger aspect of the Jeep Compass when leaving a studio session with Juvy, Sak and Cortlen.

The docs additionally discover police statements affirming that Melly and Bortlen had pushed round with the our bodies "for a time frame" attempting to give you a plan to deceive legislation enforcement, earlier than bringing Sak and Juvy to the emergency room of Miramar Memorial Hospital at four:35 a.m. ET, the place they had been pronounced lifeless upon examination, says the Sun-Sentinel.

Prosecutors unveiled a latest Snapchat dialog Melly had with one in all his a number of girlfriends, the place police consider he was hinting on the murders when explaining why Cortlen would wish to all the time be stored round. "Dis n---a saved my life he coming all over the place wit me cuz of dem crackers come seize him it's my fault u forgot," Melly stated. "hold Bortlen wit me kuz at da finish of the day he did one in all a realist shit in my life."

Melly and Cortlen will stay in Broward County Jail for the foreseeable future till their instances are dropped at trial. Before the demise of Sak and Juvy in October, Melly acquired each of their names truly tattooed on his face.

The 19-year-old has additionally been linked to the shooting of Vero Beach deputy Gary Chambliss in 2017 by legislation enforcement. Since the "Mixed Personalities" artist was arrested, his "Murder on My Mind" observe has skyrocketed to No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Billboard reached out to Melly's legal professional for remark.