YNW Melly accused of staging double murder to look like drive-by shooting
The autopsy report revealed some new forensic evidence.
New information has surfaced regarding YNW Melly’s murder case. The rapper, who is facing double murder charges, is being accused of staging the shooting incident to look like a drive-by.
According to court documents that were filed in Florida’s Broward County on Feb. 14 and made available online this week (Feb. 25), evidence from the scene conflicts with the claim the deaths of Christopher “Juvy” Thomas Jr and Anthony “Sak” Williams were the result of a drive-by shooting.
Per the forensic evidence, it is likely the two men were shot from within the Jeep Compass instead of from the outside of the vehicle. When YNW Bortlen, who is also facing a double murder charge in connection with the incident, drove the victims to the hospital on the night of the shooting (Oct. 26, 2018), he told authorities the gunshot wounds were due to a drive-by shooting.
“Evidence from the autopsy revealed that both victims’ wound paths to their heads were from a left to right direction,” the documents state. “This directly contradicts the statements made by Henry and do not support the statements of a drive-by shooting that occurred on the right side of the vehicle.”
Cops also add that a single “.40 caliber shell casing was found inside of the vehicle on the floorboard of the left rear passenger side,” which could possibly implicate Melly as the one who fired the weapon. Police found eight matching shell cases in a different location, leading them to believe Bortlen lied in his initial statement detailing what had happened.
Police also note that Melly and Bortlen had driven around with the bodies in the car “for a period of time” before bringing the victims to the emergency room. Both victims were pronounced dead upon arrival to Miramar Memorial Hospital at 4:35 A.M.
Recently, the Kanye West collaborator was connected to the shooting of Vero Beach deputy Gary Chambliss in 2017 by authorities looking to gather more information in their investigation.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Check out our gift guide that highlights some of our favorite Walmart finds in time for Black Friday.
“REVOLT Black News” correspondent Kennedy Rue counts down the top five moments from the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, including surprising wins, historic firsts, and dope performances. Sponsored by Amazon.
On Oct. 10, Walmart unveiled a brand new, state of the art creative studio on the campus of Central State University.
The Walmart HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour made its final stop at Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) and left a lasting impact on students and alumni alike.
Below, our gift guide highlights some of our favorite Walmart finds for anyone in need of a home refresh.
After unveiling their state of the art creative studio on the campus of Central State University, Walmart brought the HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour to Virginia State University (VSU) on Oct. 13.
Walmart HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour brings attention and wisdom to North Carolina Central University
On Oct. 17, Walmart brought the third stop of the HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour to North Carolina Central University (NCCU).
Groovey Lew on hip hop style, Johnell Young's industry secrets, BGS salon's wig mastery and more | 'Black Girl Stuff'
Fashion King Groovey Lew on masterminding hip-hop’s most iconic looks. Actor Johnell Young reveals the secret to breaking into the entertainment industry. Celebrity hairstylist Dontay Savoy and got2B ambassador Tokyo Stylez are in the BGS Salon with the perfect wig install. Plus, comedian Lauren Knight performs.
On this all-new episode of “On In 5,” multitalented Nigerian artist Pheelz opens up about waiting for his opportunity to fully express himself through music, his inspirations and emotions, and the musical icons he grew up admiring. Watch!
Kareem Cook talks growing up in The Bronx, studying at Duke & networking | 'The Blackprint with Detavio Samuels'
On this all-new episode of “The Blackprint with Detavio Samuels,” the host and REVOLT CEO sits down with Kareem Cook. Throughout the introspective episode, Cook talks growing up in The Bronx, studying at Duke and being nervous to be in the South at the time, network vs. education, taking advantage of your opportunities, and connecting with Debbie Allen. Watch!
Tiffany Haddish on therapy, wild fan interactions & the upcoming 'Haunted Mansion' movie | 'The Jason Lee Show'
On this all-new episode of “The Jason Lee Show,” the one and only Tiffany Haddish sits for a must-watch conversation about wild interactions with fans, her new movie ‘Haunted Mansion,’ bringing her therapist on dates, and being present. Watch the hilarious interview here.
For this all-new episode of “On In 5,” singer-songwriter BNXN discusses his journey from IT to music, finding his voice and originality, linking up with Wizkid for their hits “Mood” and “Many Ways,” and what fans can expect from him this year — including a new album. Watch the full episode here!
This is the inspiring story of Karen Washington, a pioneering urban farmer who has been revolutionizing urban spaces by transforming them into vibrant community gardens and educational hubs. Sponsored by State Farm.
“Every time I’m in trouble, it’s been Black men that have come to my aid,” Madam DA Fani Willis said at REVOLT WORLD while speaking on the stereotype that they are not dependable or worth dating.
Lauren London sparks conversation on how Black parents unintentionally give kids negative outlook on money
At the live taping of “Assets Over Liabilities” at REVOLT WORLD, Lauren London opened up about how witnessing the financial decisions adults made during her childhood fueled her outlook on money.
Black media leaders stress the space's importance because we're always antagonists in mainstream's storytelling
“I definitely feel those ‘heavier is the crown’ moments. But I also believe that Black entrepreneurs are uniquely positioned to be successful in the future,” Detavio Samuels said at AfroTech.
From Master P to Chris Webber, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Deion Sanders, Damian Lillard and more, these athletes got bars. Check out our list here!
In an exclusive interview with REVOLT, Machel Montano dove into his musical journey, childhood stardom, and an exciting new chapter in business.
“I have those conversations with my son about abundance,” Lauren London said at REVOLT WORLD.