New details have emerged in the double murder case of rising rapper YNW Melly.
The 19-year-old was arrested and charged with two first-degree murder charges for the shooting deaths of two of his friends, 21-year-old Anthony Williams and 19-year-old Christopher Thomas Jr.
Melly's friend and fellow rapper YNW Borlen, born Cortlen Henry, is accused of driving to an emergency rooms after his two friends were allegedly injured during a drive-by. Both Williams and Thomas Jr. succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds.
According to court documents obtained by Complex, both Melly and Henry are now being accused of driving around with the bodies of his former friends after they had reportedly been shot "for a period of time."
According to TMZ, cops discovered the initial shot was fired from inside the car on the left passenger side. Investigators later determined Melly had been sitting on the left rear passenger side of the car.
Miramar Police Department took to social media announcing the charges against Melly and Henry.
(1/2) Jamell Demons, a.k.a. YNW Melly & Cortlen Henry have been arrested and charged with two counts of first degree murder. The victims, Anthony Williams & Christopher Thomas Jr., were killed on 10/26/2018. The investigation, supported by forensic evidence, has concluded that pic.twitter.com/ArzVCLRxjd— Miramar Police (@MiramarPD) February 14, 2019
(2/2) Demons shot and killed Williams & Thomas Jr. and that Demons and Henry staged the crime scene to resemble a drive-by shooting. pic.twitter.com/EukFxD4OEq— Miramar Police (@MiramarPD) February 14, 2019
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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
If convicted, YNW Melly could face 15 years to life in prison.
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