Rapper YNW Melly has been denied early release from jail, despite claims from his attorney that he is "dying" from the coronavirus.
Melly is currently awaiting trial in a Broward County jail after being charged with two counts of first-degree murder over the deaths of affiliates YNW Juvy and YNW Sakchaser. Cops say that he shot his friends and then publicly mourned their deaths as a cover.
According to documents obtained by XXL, an attorney for the Florida rapper filed an emergency motion for release for medical care on April 6. News that Melly had contracted the virus was announced on April 2.
The families of both of his alleged victims filed motions opposing his release from jail. It seems that the judge has taken their feelings into consideration, and he will not be walking free anytime soon.
If found guilty, Melly could face life in prison and even the death penalty for the double homicide.