YNW Mary pondering at Broward County Courthouse June 14, 2023.
The rising star has been accused of murdering two friends who are also rappers
Melly, real name Jamel Demons is 24 years old and is a member and co-founder of the popular hip-hop artist group, the YNW Collective. Testimony from crime scene technicians and investigators took up most of Tuesday. He faces two murder charges in 2018 for shooting friends and collaborators, Chris Thomas, 20, known as YNW Juvy, and Anthony Williams, 21, known as YNW Successor. Co-defendant Cortlen Henry known as YNW Bortlen is also charged with both murders.
It’s unclear what either side really got out of the marathon testimony of firearms experts
During the cross-examination, Melly’s defense attorney Stewart Adelstein poked fun at the witness and the gallery by asking Bello to “give out certificates” to everyone in court after intensive gun lessons and bullets at the bar. As officers continue to investigate, CCTV footage shows Mary, Henry, Williams, and Thomas riding together in Henry’s car, and according to Mary’s arrest report, Henry was shot. was claiming. Investigators said after reviewing call records and splattered blood, it was clear the group was together on the night of the crime and that the victims in the car were shot, not shot. The defendant appeared twice disturbed by what had happened that had nothing to do with what was said at trial. The defense later tried to use this confession.