In mid-April, the State of Florida filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty for Melly. They list four "aggravating factors" in their decision. First, that the murder was done "for pecuniary gain." Second, that it was "especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel." Third, that it was "committed in a cold, calculated, and premediatated manner without any pretense of moral or legal justification." And fourth, that they can prove Melly is "a criminal gang member."