Author: Scarlett Pham
Since February 2019, Jamell Maurice Demons (YNW Melly) has been jailed for first-degree murder. The cause was from a shooting in October 2018 involving his friend Cortlen Henry (YNW Bortlen) that killed Anthony Williams (YNK Sakchaser), and Christopher Thomas Jr. (YNW Juvy). Reportedly, the four were friends who grew up together, but then Jamell and Cortlen stated the murder of Anthony and Christopher as a drive-by shooting. Cortlen was arrested in Texas on February 12th, then Jamell turned himself in on February 13th.
The state of Florida had proposed the death penalty for YNW Melly, but the rapper's legal team was able to save him from the death sentence.
Melly's mother also expressed her gratitude on Instagram that her son no longer has to face the death penalty.
Currently, Melly remains in a South Florida prison awaiting trial for the double murder case.