Rapper YNW Melly has turned himself in to Miramar, Florida officials and is currently being charged with the murder of his two associates and friends 21-year-old Anthony Williams & 19-year-old Christopher Thomas Jr.
In a statement released by Florida officials on twitter they accuse the rapper and his friend YNW Bortlen of making the murder look like a drive by shooting:
"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."
Melly who has publicly morned the deaths he is being accused of causing took to his IG before turning himself in to police proclaiming his innocence:
"To all my fans and supporters no I did not get locked up in Washington , but I am turning myself in today I want you guys to know I love you and appreciate every single one of y’all, 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 and we want y’all to remember it’s a ynw Family I love you @ynwsakchaser1 and @ynwjuvy #freeus"
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