YNW Melly Release Date: The Rapper No Longer Facing Death Penalty

Have you ever been charged with any crime?

Well, a lawsuit of any sort is dramatic.

Nobody wishes to be on the wrong side of the law, either as the accused or the victim.

People also tend to give up halfway through the procedure, which is both time-consuming and unpleasant.

There is no way out of this mess if you are in the legal box as the accused.


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YNW is currently in a terrible legal situation, which has trapped him in jail for years.

The police charged Melly with a double homicide after he murdered two companions, Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr.

The court sentenced him to life imprisonment and a possible death penalty. Sleuths also suspect his involvement in the murder of Indiana County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Gary Chambliss.

His fans are curious whether he will ever get out of prison, how long his sentence will last, and if yes when he will be released.

Murder Charges On YNW Melly

The police arrested and charged him with double homicide on October 17, 2017. He was imprisoned at the Miami Dade County Jail in Florida.

The police charged him with two counts of premeditated murder and possession of a firearm after his arrest.

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How YNW Melly killed Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr

The teenager was complicit in the murder of two men back in 2016 at a very young age. He killed Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr. 

Still, witnesses said that there were three people present during the crime.

According to witnesses, his friend and member of The Real YNW and Raheem Robinson were complicit in the murders.

Police reports stated that the accused tied both victims to chairs and beat them before the shooting.

The Not Guilty Plea

During the plea taking, he pleaded not guilty to all charges, denying his explicit involvement in the ordeal.

His trial took place from May 2019 until June 20, 2019. After which, the sentencing verdict was announced publicly on July 16.

YNW Melly got a mandatory life imprisonment sentence without any chance of getting out before serving 25 years behind bars.

The upcoming talent was taken into custody immediately after being found guilty, as per the court order against him.

He is currently imprisoned in the Florida State Prison located in Bradford County, Lawtey (Florida).

The Court Findings and Sentence

The court sentenced the rapper to life imprisonment without parole after finding him guilty of the atrocities. 

According to the prosecution and the presiding court, the evidence was overwhelming to warrant a conviction.

Furthermore, Melly had priors, and this did not help his case.

The court found that it was incumbent that the accused see the inside of a cell for life.

It also denied him parole for 25 years, meaning he must first serve this period before early release. 

What is YNW Melly Release Date?

The authorities are yet to announce YNW Melly’s release date.

But when he does get out of jail, he will need to fulfill several milestones.

They include completing his prison sentence and waiting for any other legal issues he may have against him to clear up as well.


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YNW Melly got a life sentence without parole for two counts of first-degree murder, possession of a firearm during commission or attempt to commit certain felonies, and tampering with physical evidence on March 14, 2019.

He served five months in county jail before getting transferred directly into state custody after his guilt was asserted.

While his fans expect to see him doing what he loves soon, it may take a while longer.

YNW Melly Release Date Update

On April 19, Melly updated his fans about his prison release.

“It’s bout that time. y’all can uncross y’all. i’ll be home this year” – he said in a Twitter post.

It’s quite surprising and optimistic post considering that earlier this year his phone rights have been revoked.

To all my loved ones and close friends i wanted to let everyone know, that my phone privilege have been revoked i am no longer allowed to call or have video visitation that is the reason why no one has received any calls from me but do not worry i am in great spirits.

Melly on Twitter

Trial Update: YNW Melly No Longer Facing Death Penalty

According to Pitchfork the rapper no longer face the death penalty in his upcoming trial.

On July 13, 2022 the trial has been postponed as prosecutors want the death penalty back as an option.

Who Is YNW Melly?

The rapper was born Jarnell Maurice Demons in Miami, Florida, in 2000.

His parents both went to prison when he was an infant.

So, he spent the next few years of his life moving back-and-forth between juvenile facilities and group homes.

He started rapping at age 13 after gaining inspiration from Chief Keef’s “Love Sosa.”

The big talent has released four mixtapes, including 2015 My Krazy Life, 2016 We All Shine, 2018 Motivational Growth (with UnoTheActivist), and 2019 We Run The Streets.

On July 31, 2019, YNW revealed that they would be releasing their debut album.

They called it Until Death Call My Name on September 19 via Eardruma/Interscope Records!