YNW Melly, who is currently awaiting trial has tested positive for coronavirus and is filing a motion for restricted release from prison.
Melly, is facing life in prison for the shooting deaths of YNW Juvy and YNW Sakchaser. Melly is accused of shooting and killing both men in a vehicle then staging the scene to look like a drive-by with the help of his friend, YNW Bortlen.
Both Melly and Bortlen have been in jail since February of 2019. While Melly is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, Bortlen faces the same charge as well as two counts of accessory after the fact.
He is currently awaiting his trial in Broward County Jail, and taking to Instagram, a statement about his health statement was released.
The statement read;
“Melly has tested positive for COVID-19 today while awaiting his trial in Broward County Jail,”
“He’ll be filing a motion for restricted release in hopes of better care due to any jails not being prepared to treat this new virus. He hopes for your support and to recover soon #prayformelly send positive energy to him please.”
In addition to Melly having coronavirus, rappers Slim Thug and Scarface have also been diagnosed with the disease. DJ Webstar tested positive for coronavirus, too.