Broward County, FL – Cortlen Henry, YNW Melly’s alleged confederate in a 2018 double murder, has pleaded not responsible to first-degree homicide and accent prices. The 20-year-old affiliate of Melly entered his not responsible plea at a Fort Lauderdale courtroom on Monday (March 11), in response to the Treasure Coast Newspapers.
Police say Melly shot and killed his associates Christopher Thomas Jr. (a.ok.a. YNW Juvy) and Anthony Williams Henry (a.ok.a. YNW Sakchaser) final October. Henry, who’s also referred to as YNW Bortlen, is accused of serving to Melly cowl up the alleged homicide by making it appear like a drive-by capturing.
Henry allegedly drove the victims round for some time earlier than taking them to a hospital, the place they have been pronounced useless. He informed police they’d been shot in a drive-by. He claimed the capturing happened whereas he was pulling off a freeway.
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Police found eight bullet holes on the appropriate aspect of his Jeep Compass. But upon additional investigation, in addition they discovered a shell casing contained in the automobile and eight extra at a location the place they consider Melly and Henry staged the drive-by.
According to police, the primary shot got here from contained in the automobile the left rear passenger aspect. Surveillance footage from the studio confirmed Melly stepping into the left backseat of the Jeep Compass.
Melly, whose actual identify is Jamell Demons, has pleaded not responsible to 2 counts of first-degree homicide. He and Henry will stay behind bars with out bail till trial.
If convicted, the 2 might be sentenced to life in jail.