Rapper YNW Melly faces death penalty in the double homicide of two friends

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Florida-based rapper YNW Melly is facing the death penalty in the double homicide of two of his close friends.

YNW Melly, whose real name is Jamell Demons, 19, and Cortlen Henry, 20, were arrested by the Miramar Police Department in February.

Counts - Degree - Murder - October - Deaths

They were both charged with two counts of first degree murder for the October 2018 deaths of Christopher Thomas Jr, 19, and 21-year-old Anthony Williams.

The Broward County, Florida, State Attorney's Office revealed their intent to seek capital punishment.

Prosecutors - Demons - Crime - Gain - Death

Prosecutors said Demons committed the crime for financial gain and they are seeking the death penalty due to the 'especially heinous, atrocious or cruel' nature of the murders.

Authorities said the murders were 'committed in a cold, calculated, and premeditated manner without any pretense of moral or legal justification'.

February - Police - Evidence - Demons - Suspect

In February, police said forensic evidence led them to determine Demons as the suspect who gunned down the two men before he staged the killings as a drive-by with the help of Henry.

The rapper, who recently released the hit track 'Mixed Personalities' with Kanye West, took to his Instagram page hours before his arrest writing: 'To all my fans and supporters, no I did not get locked up in Washington, but I am turning myself in today.

Y'all - Months - Brothers - Violence - System

'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.'

Post - 'Murder - Mind - Instagram - Profile

Following that post, the 'Murder on my Mind' deleted his Instagram profile.

Demons was also arrested in January on two misdemeanor drug charges. His tour...
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