YNW Melly, is suspected of murdering Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr. in 2018. The Florida rapper and his associate Cortlen Henry, also known as YNW Bortlen, has been charged with first-degree murder. YNW Melly is now ready for the start of his murder trial.
YNW Melly requested a speedy trial recently, according to court documents obtained by AllHipHop. A month after jury selection was postponed, the request was filed. YNW Melly’s lawyer stated the request in a motion.
Defendant, Jamell Demons, by and through the undersigned attorney and pursuant to Fla. R. Crim. P. 3.191 (b), hereby files this Demand for Speedy Trial, indicating that he is available for trial, has diligently investigated his case, and that he will be prepared and ready for trial within five (5) days from the date of this Demand. Under Florida’s speedy trial statute, anyone accused of a felony is entitled to be tried within 175 days of having been taken into custody.
No later than 5 days from the filing of a demand for speedy trial, the court shall hold a calendar call, with notice to all parties, for the express purposes of announcing in open court receipt of the demand and of setting the case for trial. At the calendar call the court shall set the case for trial to commence at a date no less than 5 days nor more than 45 days from the date of the calendar call.
YNW Melly has been in prison since his detention in 2019. Jury selection for his murder trial was supposed to start in April, but it was postponed by a judge. By submitting a motion for a speedy trial, he aims to avoid further delays.
If convicted, YNW Melly might face the death penalty. Other celebrities, Meek Mill and Boosie Badazz sent prayers to YNW Melly for his long-awaited trial. Stay tuned to Thirsty for more updates on this case.
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