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Rapper YNW Melly charged with murdering two best pals in cold blood then 'trying to make killings look like a random drive-by’

The musician, 19, is also accused of trying to make their deaths look like a “random drive-by shooting” to cover up their brutal slayings.

Cops say that YNW Melly – whose real name is Jamell Demons – killed mates Anthony Williams, 21, and Christopher Thomas, 19, in South Florida on October 26 last year, reports New York Post.

He recently collaborated with Kanye West, with their music video “Mixed Personalities” released last month on YouTube.

Thomas went by the stage name YNW Juvy, while Williams was known as YNW Sakchaser.

They were both pursuing rap careers.

After their deaths, Demons paid tribute to the two youths by tweeting: "They took my brothers from me over jealousy."

He said the pair's killers "want to see me break down and stop or in jail or a box."

But on Instagram he posted that he was "turning myself in".

A couple of months ago I lost my two brothers by violence and now the system want[s] to find justice

Demons said: “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 of months ago I lost my two brothers by violence and now the system want to find justice [sic].

“Unfortunately a lot of rumors and lies are being said but no worries god is with me… I love you.”

Page Six reports that cops have not revealed what could have prompted the double shooting.

But officers alleged that after Demons killed Williams and Thomas, the rapper used a Jeep to make it look like their deaths were the result of a drive-by shooting.

Cortlen Henry, 20, has been accused of helping the singer to stage the crime scene.

He's also been arrested, and charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

Henry allegedly drove the two teenage victims to the emergency room entrance of Memorial Hospital Miramar, where they died as a result of their injuries.

Tania Rues, Miramar police spokesperson, said: "They arrived with multiple gunshot wounds.

"They were dead already."

Last October, Demons' attorney, Bradford Cohen, told the Sun Sentinel that Demons was "sad" and "upset, obviously" about their deaths.

He added: "Those were his best friends."

A version of this story first appeared on New York Post








 

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