When two of his close friends died in October, YNW Melly, a rising Florida rapper, mourned the loss of his “brothers” in an Instagram post full of breaking heart emojis.
But on Wednesday, About three and a half months after the killing, police arrested YNW Melly and another man and charged them with two counts of murder.
Victims Christopher Thomas Jr., 19, of Gifford (YNW Juvy), and Anthony Williams, 21, of Fort Pierce (YNW Sakchaser), both were driven to Memorial Hospital Miramar about 4:35 a.m. and pronounced DOA Oct. 26, police said.
Police now say YNW Melly fatally shot his friends and then staged the crime scene to look like a drive-by shooting.
The arrest of YNW Melly, whose legal name is Jamell Demons, delivers a halt to what had been an up-and-coming career.
He was denied bail