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Florida prosecutors seek death penalty against YNW Melly rapper in case of double murder

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Florida prosecutors demand the death penalty against rapper YNW Melly, who is accused of killing both of his friends, according to court documents.

Melly, whose real name is Jamell Demons, was arrested by the Miramar Police Station in February in connection with the death of Christopher Thomas Jr. and Anthony Williams.

Demons, aged 19, are charged with first-degree murder after the police said they shot the men and hid the crime with Corton Henry's help. ,

YNW Melly attends a Hollywood party on 9 February 2019Alex J. Berliner / AP

21-year-old Williams and 19-year-old Thomas were shot several times on October 26 in Miramar, about 30 miles northwest of Miami. The police reported that Henry had taken them to the hospital where they were declared dead.

Henry gave a statement to the police after the killings, but the authorities said their investigation did not match the information they had provided.

"A further investigation, supported by forensic evidence, concluded that the Demons shot Williams and Thomas Jr., and Demon and Henry organized the scene to resemble a shooting gun," police said in February.

The search for a death sentence on demons was filed on Tuesday. Prosecutors have not presented similar documents against Henry, who is also accused of first degree murder.

Demons who released the songs "Melly the Menace" and "Murder On My Mind" addressed the killings in a post at Instagram in February.

"I want you to know that I love you and I appreciate each of you, a few months ago I lost my two brothers by violence and now the system wants to find justice," he writes. "Unfortunately, there are many rumors and lies, but do not worry the god with me and my brother."

Demons who are bonded entered the unapproved claim last month. Demons' lawyer did not respond immediately to a request for comment from NBC News.

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