Whenever YNW Melly is convicted in his double murder case after the death sentence was earlier ruled out, he might still face the death penalty.
According to Billboard, a Florida appeals court ruled at a hearing on Wednesday (November 9) that prosecutors could seek the death penalty for Melly If he is convicted in the October 2018 murders of his two friends YNW Sakchaser (Anthony Williams) and YNW Juvy (Christopher Thomas Jr).
The District Court of Appeal of Florida overruled Judge Andrew Siegel's finding from the summer, in which he claimed prosecutors couldn't apply the death penalty against Melly because they "failed to give Melly and his attorney's proper notice that they planned to do so."
“We find that the state complied with its statutory obligations when it filed its notice of intent to seek the death penalty within 45 days of arraignment,” Judge Spencer D. Levine wrote when reinstating the death penalty option. “The fact that the state filed a superseding indictment, requiring a second arraignment, does not vitiate the already filed and timely notice of intent. Notice is notice.”