YNW Melly's murder case has just become a lot more serious than first thought, as the State of Florida is seeking the death penalty against him. The rapper has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, with police claiming that he shot two of his friends back in October of 2018, then staged the crime scene to look like a drive-by shooting.
According to new legal docs from TMZ, the State intends to seek the death penalty against Melly. The State says it believes it can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Melly killed his friends for financial gain, and he "committed homicide in a cold, calculated and premeditated manner". The State also believes Melly is a criminal gang member.
Florida is one of 30 States where capital punishment is legal. Keep it locked for more information as we get it.