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.
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.
In December 2022 in two Instagram posts accused two guards of threatening to beat him up and isolate him from the other inmates.
“As of this moment today I am officially in fear of my life. A new Captain named Hubert and XO Jenkins have taken over the jail for two weeks now and have handed out even harsher punishments for me then the previous ones in place. Since December 1 I have been moved and housed on a unit that holds 24 inmates at once. I am the only inmate being housed on the vacant unit, with no phone privilege, no television and no access to a newspaper. They are watching my every move on camera making sure I don’t use the phone to tell the world how I am being mistreated, discriminated, threatened physically, harassed.
When I come out of my cell for the 1 hour a day, all other inmates in the adjoining dorms must go back in there cell. I am being subjected to cruel and unusual treatment at the hands of deputies and high-ranking staff of the Broward Sheriffs Office.
I have been threatened by Deputies, Lieutenants and Sergeants that say “they will hide me from the world” and threaten to “beat my ass everyday and if I tell my lawyers they will lie and say I hit them first.” Words from Sergeant Anthony Kidd and Lieutenant Jean Baptiste. I have literally been hidden from the World so I have no other choice but to believe the next step is them beating ½ to death like they do to other inmates almost daily here at the main jail in Broward County.” – Melly wrote.
“I cant call my family or lawyers to notify them if I have been beaten or harassed. They say my phone privileges are taken permanently because all of the infractions over the last seven months. THAT IS A LIE! They took my phone privileges indefinitely off of my 1” violation for using another inmates pin to talk on the phone when I am not allowed to use the phone.If I had been treated like every other inmate at this facility my phone pin would have been restored and phone privileges given back after 30 days per the handbook. I have however went without phone privileges since MAY 8, 2022 and have not been given back my phone pin since the first year I was here. I have served all my disciplinary time so why are my phone privileges still taken. Why am I the ONLY inmate on a unit by themselves BLOCKED from any human interaction? There are inmates here, that have been convicted, of orchestrating robberies over the jail phone and another who planned an escape from jail that was carried out over the jail phone, they are still allowed to use the phone after committing serious crimes and security threats to the facility. But my phone privileges are taken indefinitely for violating a harmless phone policy that carries a punishment of 30 days max!!! I am housed and surrounded in the care of power struck deputies and captains of high authority that even have told me to my face that “they don’t like me” and “I pissed them off”.
I am not safe in the hands of these people especially if the highest in command in the jail “doesn’t like me”. I am in fear of my life. My family is in fear of my life. I can not do another day here. Someone please help me get moved to another” – he added in another post.
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!