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Saturday, June 11, 2022

YNW Melly Named Shooter In Murder Case


A police detective who is set to testify at YNW Melly’s upcoming trial believes the rapper “likely” fired the shots that killed two of his YNW crew members in October 2018.

Police detective Christopher Williams, who will be called by prosecutors as an expert witness, says it’s “more likely” that Melly, not co-defendant Cortlen Henry, was the triggerman behind the fatal shooting. 

“Detective Williams says he reconstructed the shooting by looking at blood splatter and the angles of the bullet holes and gunshot wounds … and it appears the shooter was seated in the backseat, behind the driver, and shot the victim from inside the car,” the outlet reports. 

YNW Melly’s trial is scheduled to begin on July 6. The Florida rapper is charged with two counts of murder in the first degree. If convicted, he faces the potential of a death sentence. Henry is also charged with the killings, as well as with being an accessory after the fact. He will be tried separately. A date for that trial has not yet been set.

Melly is charged with killing two of his YNW crew members, Christopher “YNW Juvy” Thomas Jr. and Anthony “YNW Sakchaser” Williams, in the early morning hours of Oct. 26, 2018. Prosecutors claim that Melly and Cortlen “YNW Bortlen” Henry drove Thomas and Williams out to a deserted area, where Melly shot and killed them. Henry, they say, then drove the bodies to a nearby hospital and falsely claimed that the crew had been the victims of a drive-by shooting.

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