YNW Melly is currently trying to get released early from prison as his attorney claims he is dying from coronavirus -- but the family of his two alleged murder victims wants him to stay behind bars.
An attorney representing the family of Christopher Thomas Jr. has filed a motion to keep him locked up.
"A civil suit will soon be filed against a host of Defendants, including Mr. Demons (a.k.a. Melly). However, we are choosing to be the first firm to elect to pursue all of the victim's rights under Marsy's Law, an Amendment to the Florida Constitution voted in by voters in 2018," John Phillips,said. "We know of no other firm in Florida which as sought to use Marsy's law to its fullest benefit and are proud Christopher Thomas's family will be the first. We will seek to attend and be heard at depositions, advocate for victims at each step and make sure justice is fair, firm and full," Her wrote per Complex.
"We oppose release of Jamell Demons (YNW Melly), as is explained in the Motion. We again ask the public to be sensitive of the victims here. They lost children ..."
The family of Anthony Williams, his other alleged murder victim, told TMZ that they are also lobbying against the rapper's release.
"While our firm and the family of Anthony Williams' sympathize with anyone affected by COVID-19, we do not believe this justifies pretrial release," legal representatives at Steinger, Greene & Feiner told the outlet. "He needs to remain in custody until a jury decides his fate."