Corrections officers discovered a wide range of harmful contraband in YNW Melly‘s jail dorm, together with shanks, prescribed drugs and pipe bombs, with the rapper’s visitation rights now restricted as he waits to face trial for a double homicide in Florida.
The “Homicide On My Thoughts” rapper, who’s actual identify is Jamell Maurice Demons, was busted after one other inmate claimed he had a number of weapons in his cell, in accordance with AllHipHop.
Courtroom paperwork present that Melly’s attorneys have already filed a movement to carry these restrictions on the Broward County Jail in Fort Lauderdale, the place Melly is at present incarcerated.
Melly’s Attorneys Try To Distance Rapper From Contraband, Declare It Was One other Inmate’s Belongings
His attorneys tried to distance the rapper from the contraband, nevertheless, saying though “Mr. Demons (himself) was discovered with one writing utensil and potato chips,” one other inmate in his dorm “was present in possession of shanks, prescribed drugs and different contraband,” per an announcement from Melly’s legal professionals.
“On or round late March 2022, one other inmate filed a grievance alleging that Mr. Demons was in possession of shanks and pipe bombs,” his authorized group wrote. “In response correction personnel carried out a search of your complete dorm, at which period Mr. Demons was discovered with one (1) writing utensil and potato chips. Nevertheless, one other inmate on the dorm was present in possession of shanks, prescribed drugs and different contraband.”
The rapper’s attorneys went on to say that he did “not (have) any relationship with this inmate,” and but Melly’s visitation restrictions stay in place, the outlet studies.
“Regardless of Mr. Demons not having any relationship with this inmate, Mr. Demons and his attorneys have been restricted from having customary visits as a result of discovery of contraband within the possession of the third-party inmate. Over 5 (5)months have handed, which is greater than sufficient time for the power housing Mr. Demons to make a dedication relating to the allegations set forth within the grievance.”
Contraband Simply Newest Infraction For Rapper Since His Incarceration In 2019, Information Present
That is hardly the primary difficulty Melly has confronted since his incarceration at Broward County Jail. He was denied launch regardless of contracting COVID-19 again in 2020 and 2021, and was punished by jail employees for selling his “Only a Second of Slime” album with an Instagram video.
Officers confiscated his Gucci garments as effectively las denied him entry to video visitation for 3 months following that infraction.
His cellphone privileges have been equally revoked earlier this yr.
Melly additionally had a tooth abscess attributable to his diamond grills, however a decide denied his emergency launch from jail to hunt correct dental care.
Rapper Stays Behind Bars As He Awaits To Stand Trial For Double Homicide Of Two Pals In 2018
The 23-year-old was dealing with life in jail for the taking pictures deaths of two pals – Anthony Williams (a.ok.a. YNW Sakchaser) and Christopher Thomas Jr. (a.ok.a. YNW Juvy) – in October 2018.
However in July, The Shade Room reported he was now not dealing with the dying sentence in his double homicide case, after his legal professionals found that prosecutors didn’t ship a discover of intent to hunt the dying penalty, a little-known rule in Florida’s prison process.
He’s remained behind bars since 2019, nevertheless has maintained his innocence relating to the murders.