Rapper YNW Melly has been denied bond once again ahead of his double murder retrial.
Broward Circuit Judge John Murphy declined to grant the 24-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jamell Demons, bond.
Melly is charged with killing two of his YNW crew members, Christopher “YNW Juvy” Thomas Jr. and Anthony “YNW Sakchaser” Williams, in the early morning hours of Oct. 26, 2018.
Prosecutors claim that Melly and Cortlen “YNW Bortlen” Henry drove Thomas and Williams out to a deserted area, where Melly shot and killed them. Henry, they say, then drove the bodies to a nearby hospital and falsely claimed that the crew had been the victims of a drive-by shooting.
During this week’s hearing, the mother of YNW Juvy claimed she feared for her safety should the judge grant Melly’s request.
YNW Melly has been held without bond since Feb. 13, 2019, when he surrendered to Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies regarding the aforementioned charges.