YNW Melly Charged in Double Murder of Friends

YNW Melly was taken into custody for murder of two of his friends, who police say he murdered and then tried to cover up the crime.

Miramar, FL police arrested the rapper for the murders of 21-year-old Anthony Williams and 19-year-old Christopher Thomas Jr., who were murdered in October, 2018. Melly mourned the deaths of his friends on social media after their death. Meanwhile, police say he was the culprit all along.

Melly, born Jamell Demons, allegedly teamed up with his friend YNW Bortlen, born Cortlen Henry to stage the crime scene as a drive-by shooting.

Police released a statement that read:

“Jamell Demons, a.k.a. YNW Melly & Cortlen Henry have been arrested and charged with two counts of first degree murder,” begins the statement the department posted earlier this evening. “The victims, Anthony Williams & Christopher Thomas Jr., were killed on 10/26/2018. The investigation, supported by forensic evidence, has concluded that Demons shot and killed Williams & Thomas Jr. and that Demons and Henry staged the crime scene to resemble a drive-by shooting.”

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