Florida Rapper YNW Melly Accused of Shooting & Killing ‘Best Friends’
Best known for his song “Murder On My Mind,” Florida rapper YNW Melly has been arrested for premedicated murder. He is being accused by cops for shooting and killing his “best friends” in October 2018 and attempting to cover up the crime by making it appear to be a drive by shooting.
Police say the 19-year-old rapper, whose legal name Jamell Demons, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Christopher Thomas Jr., 19, and Anthony Williams, 21. Cortlen Henry, 20, was also arrested in connection to the deadly crime. He faces charges of murder and accessory after the fact to the first-degree felony charge.
On February 14, Melly appeared in court where the judge ordered him to be held without bond.
Before being arrested, Melly sent out the below post on his Instagram page stating that he was turning himself in and thanked fans for their support.
Henry gave a statement to police regarding the situation, but his accounts did not match up with evidence that was collected. Miramar police believe that Melly shot and killed Thomas and Williams and Henry helped “stage the crime scene to resemble a drive-by shooting.”
Melly’s song “Murder On My Mind” has been gaining a lot of attention and some are even going as far to say it is his confession.
Police did not release a motive to the crime. Williams, known as YNK Sakchaser, and Thomas, known as YNW Juvy, were believed to be Melly’s lifelong friends.