YNW Melly has chosen not to testify in the ongoing trial for his alleged involvement in a double murder. Both the defense and prosecution have concluded presenting their cases, and closing arguments are scheduled for Thursday.
In court this week, YNW Melly stated, “I will not be testifying.” When questioned by Judge Murphy III, “Is this your volunteer decision?” Melly confirmed, “Yes sir.” The charges against Melly involve the alleged murder of both YNW Sakchaser and YNW Juvy. If found guilty, he could be sentenced to life in prison with parole and the possibility of the death penalty.
On the final day of the case, Melly was presented with a key piece of evidence in his double murder trial. However, his defense team has denied their client’s ties to it.
Law & Crime Network executive producer Cathy Russon revealed text messages on Monday (July 17) that were allegedly sent by YNW Melly. In these messages, Melly confessed to the charges brought against him. Russon shared an image of the exchange on Twitter and explained that it was presented as a confession in court.
She wrote: “On the final day of the State’s case, they finally introduce the “I did that. Shhh” text they told the jury about in their opening statement. Prosecutors say this is #YNWMelly’s confession to the killings.”
While explaining the defense, Cathy Russon added: “DAT v. THAT. On cross-exam, the defense shows many texts where #YNWMelly spells the word ‘that’ as ‘dat”. Defense insinuating whoever typed “that” wasn’t their client. #YNWMellyTrial”