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Rising Florida rapper charged in homicides of 2 Treasure Coast aspiring rappers

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Rising Florida rapper charged in homicides of 2 Treasure Coast aspiring rappers

Broward County, Fl A rising South Florida rapper has been arrested in the homicides of two aspiring Treasure Coast rappers , whose bodies were riddled with gunshot wounds when a friend drove them to a hospital’s emergency room.

19-year old Jamell Demons, whose stage name is YNW Melly, was arrested and charged in the Oct. 26 killings of 21-year-old Anthony Williams of Fort Pierce and 19-year-old Christopher Thomas of Gifford.

Police say 20-year old Cortlen Henry also faces charges in the killings. He was taken into custody and brought back to Broward County to face premeditated murder charges.

Authorities say Demons and Henry staged the crime scene to resemble a drive-by shooting after Demons allegedly shot and killed Williams and Thomas.

Demons was born on May 1, 1999, in Gifford, Florida

Demons made a statement on Instagram, saying he had turned himself in, adding that the system wants to find justice.

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