UPDATED 4/26 12:38 PM: YNW Melly’s trial is now scheduled to begin on July 6.
UPDATED 4/4 11:43 AM: Due to unresolved legal issues, the start of YNW Melly’s trial has been delayed. No new date has been set.
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At 9 a.m. EST on Monday, April 4, the case of the State of Florida versus Jamell Demons will begin. Demons, better known as YNW Melly, is charged with two counts of murder in the first degree. If convicted, he faces the potential of a death sentence.
Complex has obtained previously unseen evidence via public record requests, as well as transcripts of recently revealed depositions. All of this new evidence sheds light on what to expect in Melly’s upcoming trial.
It’s been a long time since our last update, so here’s everything you need to know as the trial begins.