YNW Melly Double Murder Case Judge Declared Mistrial

Written by on July 24, 2023

Florida rapper Jamell Demons, also known as YNW Melly, is one step closer to being a free man after the jury in his first-degree murder trial could not overcome a deadlock after deliberating for over 14 hours resulting in the judge declaring a mistrial.

YNW Melly was on trial for the murder of his two friends, Christopher Thomas, called YNW Juvy, and Anthony Williams, also called YNW Sakchaser.

Melly had a tired look in court, no doubt exhausted from the court trial, but he mustered a big smile in court minutes before the jury sent a note to Judge John Murphy III informing him that they could not arrive at a unanimous decision.

The rapper could not hold back his smile after his attorney Stuart Adelstein spoke to him as he reentered the courtroom after all parties were summoned.

Judge Murphy has set a status hearing for July 28th after thanking the jury for their service.

Prosecutor Bradley did not appear pleased with the decision by the jury and failed to stand to address the court and judge as she indicated that she wanted to “start with the 90 days” as the next steps.

Defense counsel Adelstein, however, asked that the status hearing be set. As for what’s next for YNW Melly, the rapper’s attorneys will need to file for bond. This, however, does not mean that he won’t face another trial, as the prosecution has 90 days to decide to file for a new trial.


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