YNW Melly's legal team has filed court documents arguing that the "Murder on My Mind" artist should be released from jail on bond due to, among other things, the fact that he self-surrendered in connection with the murder charges he's currently facing.
As seen in court documents obtained by Complex, Melly has also "never purposefully missed a court date" and is not a flight risk. Attorney Bradford M. Cohen also pointed to a previously set legal precedent regarding the handling of defendants facing possible capitol or life imprisonment charges, noting specifically that the court still retains the ability to use its own discretion when approving or denying bail grant requests.
Cohen also calls into question the investigation itself, claiming "very little actual evidence." Melly's team also spent a portion of the docs criticizing what they characterize as a lack of witnesses, further alleging that there is "no indication" of a murder motive.
As reported by TMZ in April, Florida prosecutors are not aligned with Melly's version of the events in question and are actively seeking the death penalty. The state has affirmed they believe they can prove Melly's involvement definitively, pinning the alleged motivation on matters of "financial gain."
A new YNW Melly verse popped up earlier this month on Lil Keed's Uzi-boosted new single "Pull Up." In a voice message recently shared to his Instagram account, Melly told fans and family he was expecting to be "coming home" soon.