YNW Melly's Double-Murder Retrial Is Scheduled

REPORT: Retrial Of YNW Melly’s Double-Murder Case Is Scheduled

The retrial of rapper YNW Melly’s double murder case has reportedly been scheduled. As The Shade Room previously reported, the rapper’s initial case was declared a mistrial on Saturday, July 22.

Additionally, the mistrial was reportedly prompted due to the prior jury’s inability to reach a unanimous verdict in the case.

RELATED: WATCH: Judge Declares Mistrial In YNW Melly Double-Murder Case After Jury Fails To Reach Unanimous Decision

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to reflect that YNW Melly’s retrial has been rescheduled from October 2 to October 9, per a court decision made on Friday, August 4.

YNW Melly Appeared At A Status Hearing On Friday Following Last Week’s Mistrial

According to journalist Bryson “Boom” Paul, prosecutors in the double murder case will indeed be taking the matter to retrial. Paul shared the update on the morning of Friday, July 28, along with additional photos of YNW Melly at Friday’s court status hearing.

In addition, Paul added that YNW Melly would retain his prior legal team, David A. Howard, Raven Ramona Liberty, and Stuart Adelstein, while the prosecution sticks with Camille Smith and Kristine Bradley.

The Rapper Will Reappear In Court In August As The Second Trial Commences In October

When the status hearing concluded, Paul reported that YNW Melly is scheduled to reappear in court at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 1, to Thursday, August 3. Additionally, the status of those court dates is only listed as upcoming events.

Furthermore, NBC Miami has reported that jury selection for the rapper’s upcoming retrial will begin on October 2. However, at this time, TSR can only confirm that the trial will commence on that date at 9:00 a.m., as per records from the Broward County Clerks of the Court office.

TSR Updates

On Friday, August 4, one of YNW Melly’s attorneys requested that the new trial be moved from the date of Monday, October 2 to Monday, October 9.

According to journalist Bryson “Boom” Paul, the judge presiding over the case approved the attorney’s request.

A Brief Look Back At The Initial Double-Murder Trial Of YNW Melly

As The Shade Room previously reported, jury members reportedly heard 19 days of testimony in YNW Melly’s initial murder trial. However, after three days of deliberations, the group of twelve failed to reach a unanimous verdict.

YNW Melly is facing two first-degree murder charges in connection to the October 2018 deaths of Anthony Williams (YNW Sakchaser) and Christopher Thomas (YNW Juvy).

Although the rapper has pleaded not guilty to the charges, he could receive a death sentence if convicted, as per NBC Miami.


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