Full disclosure…I have no earthly idea who YNW Melly is, but this entire case is mind-blowing.
The 19-year-old rapper, born Jamell Maurice Demons, is facing the death penalty after he was charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
Police believe YNW murdered his two best friends in cold blood, then staged a drive-by shooting to cover it up.
According to new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, the State intends to seek the death penalty against Melly.
In the docs, the State says it believes it can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Melly killed his friends for financial gain, the murder was especially heinous, atrocious or cruel, and he committed homicide in a cold, calculated and premeditated manner. The State also believes Melly is a criminal gang member.
As we’ve reported … cops say YNW Melly and his friend, Cortlen Henry, shot victims Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr. in the head, torso and back. Police say Melly and Henry shot up their own car to make it look like a drive-by, and then dropped the victims off at the ER, where they were pronounced dead.
This is so sad. All of these lives ruined for what?!