We need better care for Melly please spread this information 🙏🏾
His lawyer is asking the judge to release Melly on house arrest so he can be treated at a medical facility at his own expense.
He has been behind bars since February 2019 while awaiting trial for his double-murder case. He was charged with two counts of first-degree murder stemming from the October 2018 shooting of his friends, Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr.
The rapper’s team took to Instagram last week to reveal his diagnosis. “Melly has tested positive for COVID-19 today while awaiting his trial in Broward County Jail,” read the statement. “He’ll be filing a motion for restricted release in hopes of better care due to any jails not being prepared to treat this new virus.”
He has also asked fans for their prayers during this time. “He hopes for your support and to recover soon #prayformelly send positive energy to him please.”
Melly is one of two inmates at Broward County who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Activist groups have called for the release of all nonviolent inmates in order to reduce crowding as infections spread.