On September 23rd, 2023, the presiding Judge on YNW trial denied his bond; this means he remains still in prison and also that YNW Melly release date is emphatically going to be in 2024 as he is still in Jail and not yet free. The exact month and time when he will be released is what we do not not know yet.
On September 15th, two events happened simultaneously; first is that the trial judge officially declared October 9th, 2023 for YNW retrial. The second issue is that the two victim’s mother ( mothers of those two friends he was alleged to have gunned down) requested that the trial Judge deny YNW Melly bond application.
On August 19th, 2023, Boosie Badazz was visibly upset about the Judge decision on the 8-4 vote that ended in a mistrial, he is of the opinion that this young rapper may get death sentence which to him is not going to be fair.
On August 4th, 2023, clad in an orange jail jumpsuit and shackles as typical for a prisoner, he appeared again at the broward country boardroom. After his appearance, on August 18th, YNW Melly was pushing for bond to enable him secure his release, pending when his mistrial will commence.
In short, the new jury that was supposed to be chosen for his mistrial has now been extended till October 12th 2023.
What we envisage is that YNW Melly release date will likely be in early 2024!!
On July 23rd 2023, the trial judge declared a mistrial on this date which was as a result of a dead lock vote. This inherently means his release will likely head into 2024.
Now, the Mistrial verdict simply means that the trial will have to start all over again, even though the prosecutors are hell bent on still getting a death penalty sentence for ynw.
The euphoria of delay and confusion surrounding this young rapper trial verdict for more than 4 years is sickening and curious fans all over the world are asking did YNW get sentenced 2023.
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YNW Melly Release Date And Mistrial Verdict
According to the latest update which I posted on Sunday, 23rd, 2023, the 12 member panel Jury voted but ended in a deadlock and the judge declared a mistrial verdict.
What is the meaning of this mistrial statement, what is the implication on the part of YNW? Does it mean he will be free or convicted? All the possible answers to this will be answered next.
Remember that on Friday 21st, July 2023, I posted that the 12 appointed Jury are presently deliberating on the possible sentence that will be handed over to Melly. After their deliberation, they voted. How they voted, we did not know but according to Melly’s mother, she is of the opinion that the jury voted 9-3 , however, for the judge to declare a mistrial simply means they voted 6-6 meaning no solution, it was deadlocked.
To declare a mistrial means the whole trial has to start all over again, so we are in for another rollercoaster that will possibly take months again for YNW Melly sentencing to come forth. For now, he is back in the broward prison Jail facility till the trial starts all over again, however, we do not know when it will start.
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So, basically, his fate is hanging in the balance, but to be honest with you, this YNW Melly guy is a lucky dude and somehow luck tends to favor the innocent!!
So, this is the update for now, continuing reading my earlier publications below.
On Monday, 17th July 2023, during the court room murder trial of YNW Melly, it is clearly obvious that the detective in charge of the investigation ( Mark Moretti) is either lazy or not experienced enough to provide tangible reasons of accusing the rapper of the death of his two friends in 2018.
A clearly angry defense attorney of YNW Melly, Stewart Edelstein questioned the detective with questions like ” did you interview the more than one dozen people listed as suspects at one time or another and also whether he ever interviewed Melly himself? The detective answered NO.
From a professional stand point , this is not right and the case lacks credible evidence against the young rapper!! At this point, the case needs to be dismissed and the release date of Melly should not exceed this year December 2023!!
At Mamzansi, we took the extra step to dig deep into latest updates about Jamell Maurice Demons whose stage name or professional name is YNW Melly.
Though, he is still incarcerated and locked up in Broward County prison Jail, the good news that millions of his fans should be joyful about is that ynw melly is still alive today, so we believe that there is hope for his release, because his trial has been pushed towards the third week of June 2023 and may possibly avoid being sentenced to death by hanging ( hopefully).
Who Is YNW Melly?
Born on May 1st, 1999, 24 years old YNW Melly, whose real name is Jamell Maurice Demons is a black American singer and rapper.
He grew up and was raised in the neighbourhood of Gifford, Florida, United States. His mother, Jamie Demons-King and father, Donte “Tha Gift” Taylor ( though still being disputed) struggled to raise him up because of their poor situation.
The mother, at a teenage age of 14 years old, never knew that she has given birth to a rising star and being typical of the motherly love for her son, she did everything within her power to take care of this young star, struggling in payment of essential basic items such as housing, groceries etc.
The young rapper, also known as Melly or Melvin came to worldwide prominence and fame when he released his award winning songs, ”Murder on My Mind”, “Mixed Personalities“, “Suicidal”, and “223′ all in succession.
YNW Melly made his first song when he was 15 years old, learning the tricks, politics and nature of the music industry at such a tender age. He leveraged on the use of SoundCloud to upload his songs to get that first traction and attention before he was signed to a record label.
YNW Murder Case Trial Updates
As at June 9th, 2023, what we know, according to updates from the rapper’s mother is that her son’s trial has commenced. A 12 person jury has been chosen, selected and finalized ; thereby clearing the way for the case to proceed.
With fame comes responsibilities, money and an easy path to destruction likewise. Unfortunately many people, like YNW Melly could not handle the fame.
You can recall that on October 26, 2018; the young rapper was accused of double degree murder of his crew and friends ( Chris thomas and Anthony williams) when he shot them.
Though, investigations has been going for about 4 years and the rapper has maintained his innocence, and says he is not guilty of the charges brought against him in March 2019.
If eventually charged and sentenced, the murder acts he committed may be attributed to his medical condition. He confessed of being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) when he was hosted on Bootleg Kev and DJ Hed on Real 92.3 radio in 2019.
How Is YNW Melly Still Making Music
The most unbelievable question is ‘how is YNW Melly still making music? This question and many more stems from the fact that it is now 4 years he is behind bars in Jail and yet , he has produced more than 5 songs which has gathered over 100 million streams.
Are we going to say 24 years old Jamell Maurice Demons, known as YNW Melly is a genius or what? Though, it is very much commendable that despite not knowing when he will be released from Jail, he is still producing music that is catching waves all over the world.
Technology no doubt played a vital role. If you can recall very well, in late 2020, a year into his incarceration at broward prison Jail, he released “Melly vs. Melvin”. How was he able to do this?
The following points are ways YNW Melly is still making music even while in Jail:
1. Remote Connections
The first answer is remote connections. The young rapper understand the importance of team work and as such, he is able to make music remotely even while in Jail. Some of the equipment are brought inside the Jail.
Please understand that music and the internet is helping YNW melly make music remotely with ease!!
2. Use of Skype
The use of SKype makes it easy for him to produce songs. The use of Skype enables you to do video and audio recordings, individually or in groups.
Now, in YNW Melly music production issue, he leverage on this tool, so he is able to collaborate with some other artists to create music.
3. Album Compilation
After recording any music, using either remote production and the use of Skype video in collaboration with other artists, his friends and team members takes some of these videos, edits them, shows it to him for publishing approvals.
His base line of dedicated and committed loyal team is one strong secret why YNW Melly is still able to make music even in Jail.
4. Jail Approval For Recording
Despite his incarceration and legal struggles, Melly has favor all around him. He stands tall as one of the few artists to ever be permitted and approved to record music in the Jail.
In April 2020, sequel to when he released “Melly vs. Melvin”; Florida state prison authorities gave him a provincial approval to have a audio/video recording session inside the correctional facility.
He is the first ever inmate given such grace, favor and honor!!
He did many songs at the South Bay Correctional prison yard very much close to Miami.
This development is just a demonstration that where is a will, there will be a way!!
5. Phone Recordings
On some few occasions, it is even reported that he was able to collaborate with fellow artists outside the prison gate using the phone to make recordings. He did this and his team is able to take it out, edit and then bring back to him for approval.
This young guy has the brain of a billionaire and kudos to him for being efficient with his management abilities.
YNW Melly’s Music And Songs
While still in prison, YNW melly produced two heavy projects, Melly VS Melvin and also ‘We All Shine. This two projects demonstrates the resilience he has in himself.
Aside this, he has produced countless singles since 2016, the most popular being ”Murder on my Mind”.
The lesson and inspiration we are getting from this young rapper is that anything is positive if you put your mind and effort at it totally.
Frequently Asked Questions
The following are frequently asked questions and corresponding answers to them.
Is YNW Melly Still In Prison
Yes, he is still in prison. The whole trial is lengthy, but not as lengthy as that of SPM or C Murders. It might be of interest for you to know that YNW has been incarcerated in the Broward County Jail prison, Fort Lauderdale, Florida awaiting the commencement of the new mistrial which is scheduled to kick off on October 12th 2023.
Is YNW Melly Free
No, he is not free. His situation is a typical example of the reminder that the ordinary man on the street should be grateful for the freedom he has.
Is YNW Melly dead?
No, the young rapper is not dead. Not at the moment, though if charged, he may be sentenced to death by hanging.
This is the nature of the law surrounding an accuse who committed first degree murder, and in his case, it was not just one person but two close friends of his.
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The law is no respecter of anyone and justice must be served if found guilty, that will be the argument of the prosecutors and they are most likely to seek death penalty ( only if found guilty).
Did Melly get sentenced?
No, not yet; the trial is set to commence as earlier mentioned above. 12 jury member panels have been selected and his case is set to be brought forward and heard.
Please recall that on April 10th, 2023 was when the rappers murder trial commenced so it will still take a long period of months before a sentence can be given.
Could Melly get death penalty?
The short answer is yes. According to the interpretation of the law, if an accused is convicted of murder, the law demands that such a convict get death penalty.
Please remember that YNW melly is facing 2 count charges of first and second degree murder of his friends.
Remember also that 12 jury are on his case, if the Jury finally decides to convict him, then YNW death penalty is 100% certain. However, it also depends on the lawyer representing Melly, they need to come up with a strong argument that he does not deserve the death penalty.
However, all fingers remains crossed and we are awaiting the decision of the 12 jury panel members.
How did Melly made an Album while in Jail
YNW Melly made an album while in Jail i.e. his latest album ”Just A Matter of Slime’; because he believed in the power of possibilities and that he is innocent and will soon be released from Jail.
Being incarcerated and imprisoned in the Broward County Jail, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S; the rapper displayed his undying love for his music genre, he defied all odds against him, he made us believe that if there is a will, there will a way.
According to TMZ reports, YNW Melly conducted and made the new Album on the phone over a space of 8 months with the likes of Young thug, future and Lil Uzi.
This guy is just a genius and this made us, at Mamzansi to truly believe that he is innocent and he will be discharged and released as soon as possible.
Is YNW Melly A Blood
There are about 5 evidences that suggest YNW Melly is a blood gangster; however they are not 100 percent concrete proofs that he actually belongs to them.
At Mamzansi, we digged into history, his life style and investigated all that is about to know about the blood gangster, its origin, members, their codes and how to predict if a rapper is associated with them.
Who And What Is a Blood Gang?
Founded by Pirus in 1972, the blood gang is a well known street gang concentrated in Los Angeles. They were majorly composed of African American youths initially, however, with fame, popularity and widespread growth, the blood gang now includes the likes of Asians, Hispanics and Causacians.
Cribs, the main eternal gang rival to the blood Gang also has well known rappers and members in their midst. The menace and destruction caused by these two gangs started in what began as territorial control of influence and illicit business dealings.
The well known activities of the blood gangs includes:
- Drug trafficking
- Auto theft
- Fraud and robbery
At the moment, the blood gang has presence in 33 states of the USA , Guam and Canada ( facts and data are obtained from Wikipedia).
Members of Blood Gang
For the purpose of this post on ” Is YNW Melly A Blood”, the members that will be listed here are basically rappers and the information obtained are also in the public domain records, especially from https://xttrawave.com/bloods-rappers-who-are-gang-affiliated/ and https://www.local10.com/news/2023/06/27/ynw-melly-on-trial-defense-says-gang-signs-not-indicative-of-membership/
According to the site above, they include:
- Karim “French Montana” Kharbouch
- Jeffery “Young Thug” Williams
- LaRon “Juelz Santana” James
- Kendrick Lamar
- 21 Savage
- Cardi B
- Lil Wayne
- TY Dollar sign
- Youngboy never broke again
- Gucci Mane
- The Game
Blood Gang Signs That YNW Melly Showed
For every gang out there, from South Africa, China, Arab world to the streets in the USA and UK; all of them has distinct signs as a means of identification.
For the blood gang, their major signs are:
- Using their hands/fingers as number 5
- Using it as five pointed start and five-pointed crown
- Wearing of red color dresses and clothing ( head ties inclusive)
The following are some images relating to the blood gang signs, of which rapper YNW Melly shows and display on most occasions.
Court Evidences That Shows YNW Melly Is A Blood
Some of these evidences that suggest is a blood were presented in court by the gang expert detective named, polo, working on the side of the Broward Sheriff’s Office detective.
He presented some facts and related evidences which I will summarized and list below:
1. 90% of American rappers belongs to a gang
He argued that is the nature of the music industry business. He mentioned well known names like the ones I mentioned and listed above.
As with all things, he said YNW Melly could not be a neutral rapper in this world of congested musical industry that is tough, especially for the fact that he is young and desires to be at the top of the game.
2. Rappers and Gangs benefit Mutually
The detective further opined that in the music industry, rappers needs gangster for protection and easy access to go to certain areas, territories and even countries for performance and shows.
On the other hand, gangsters needs rapper for the money for them to keep on running and functioning. In esence, rappers are seen as cash cow while gangster are seen as safety haven.
3. YNW Melly Displays Blood Hand Signs and Symbols
This was one of the strongest point the investigative detective pointed out that YNW Melly is a blood. He brought out pictures and video evidences to suggest that YNW Melly regularly displays the blood signs and symbol which is predominately the hand gestures.
If you scroll up, I listed these blood gang symbols and signs, I even uploaded some of the court pictures and other images obtained from Wikipedia to support this assertion.
4. YNW Melly Has Past Criminal Records
At age 24, the young rapper has seen a lot, partly due to where he grew up and also how he grew up. There are available arrest records that shows YNW Melly already has criminal records. So he is not new to breaking the law, the state attorney argued.
In addition, he is seen on YouTube and Instagram brandishing weapons, guns, cash and alcohol with Marijuana in the company of his friends who are now dead.
The detective argued that all of this is a pointer that he belongs to the blood and could have been the reason why he murdered his two friends.
5. He has been in prison before and has friends who are gangsters
Though, this evidence does not carry much weight at all, but the detective pointed out that there is strong correlation with this fact.
He opined that YNW Melly has been in prison before and likely met with fellow blood gangs and became initiated. Furthermore, he said that well known blood gangsters are his friends.