YNW Melly double murder trial has finally began in Broward County, Florida and the rapper is currently facing death penalty.
Prosecutor are claiming that another famous rapper and friend Fredo bang (real name Fredrick Givens) picked up Melly eleven minutes after the murder of two alleged victims YNW Juvy (Christopher Thomas Jr., 19) and YNW Sakchaser (Anthony Williams, 21) from few meters away from the murder location.
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Furthermore, it is now official that, the State of Florida will seek the death penalty against YNW Melly if he is, indeed, found guilty in the case, as long as the verdict of guilt is unanimous in the case.
Last week, Broward Circuit Judge John Murphy sided with the state prosecutors’ motion to follow a new statute that allows juries to recommend a death sentence with an 8-4 vote.
According to the New Times of Palm Beach, the last death penalty sentence in Broward County was handed down in 2015, when James Berard — the so-called Dunkin’ Donuts killer, and a member of the Bacc Street Crips ordered the murder of 39-year-old Eric Jean-Pierre in an attempt to get his “body count” up for gang initiation purposes.
YNW Melly has a lengthy history of getting into trouble with the law, however he still claims to be innocent.
Stay tuned for more updates on trial.