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YNW Melly Facing Possibility Of Death Penalty In Florida

YNW Melly Facing Possibility Of Death Penalty In Florida

YNW Melly Facing Possibility Of Death Penalty In Florida

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Florida is one of 30 States where capital punishment is legal.

YNW Melly may face the death penalty for a murder case he was arrested and charged for earlier this year.

READ: YNW Melly Arrested And Charged With Two Counts Of First-Degree Murder

TMZ reported that the State of Florida is seeking out the death penalty for the rapper in regards to two counts of first-degree murder he’s facing. The charges stem from prosecutors claiming that Melly and his co-defendant YNW Bortlen killed two members of their own YNW crew in South Florida in October, and staged their deaths to look like a drive-by shooting.

“…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,” TMZ reported.

The report has since been confirmed by Pitchfork.

Before Melly surrendered himself to police, he posted a photo to Instagram with a caption suggesting he was falsely accused.

“I am turning myself in today I want you guys to know I love you and appreciate every single one of y’all,” he wrote, adding, “a couple months ago I lost my two brothers by violence and now the system want to find justice.. unfortunately a lot of rumors and lies are being said but no worries god is with me and my brother @ynw.bortlen.”

Source: TMZ



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