The 2018 double murder case against YNW Melly, in which he’s charged with the deaths of Christopher “YNW Juvy” Thomas Jr. and Anthony “YNW Sakchaser” Williams, will undergo a retrial, as confirmed by the Broward County State Attorney’s Office to Newsound. Newsound has reached out to YNW Melly’s representatives for a statement.
Following a month-long court hearing characterized by intense exchanges, the jury remained divided, unable to reach a consensus on the verdict. The deadlock led Broward Circuit Court Judge John J. Murphy III to declare a mistrial on July 22, after three days of juror deliberations. The judge acknowledged the jurors’ hard work, stating, “These types of decisions, they’re hard decisions.”
The initial trial commenced roughly four and a half years post YNW Melly’s arrest. If found guilty, he could potentially face capital punishment. Another individual linked to the YNW group, Cortlen “YNW Bortlen” Henry, is still awaiting his trial related to the same case.
In-depth: YNW Melly Faces Murder Charges for the Deaths of Two Associates – The Full Story.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about YNW Melly retrial
Why is YNW Melly’s double murder case going for a retrial?
The retrial for YNW Melly’s double murder case is due to the inability of the jury to reach a unanimous verdict in the initial trial. The deadlock led to a mistrial declaration by Broward Circuit Court Judge John J. Murphy III.
Who were the victims in the YNW Melly’s case?
The victims in YNW Melly’s case were his associates, Christopher “YNW Juvy” Thomas Jr. and Anthony “YNW Sakchaser” Williams.
What could be the possible penalty for YNW Melly if he is found guilty?
If YNW Melly is found guilty in the retrial, he could potentially face the death penalty.
Who else is involved in this case?
Another member of the YNW group, Cortlen “YNW Bortlen” Henry, is also implicated in this case and is awaiting his trial.
How long did the initial trial last before it ended in a mistrial?
The initial trial of YNW Melly lasted for more than a month. Following three days of deliberation, the jury could not reach a unanimous decision, leading to a mistrial declaration.