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YNW Melly has been charged in the shooting death of two of his friends and staging the crime scene to look like a drive-by shooting. As the case develops, the state of Florida is examining the possibility of giving the once-rising artist the death penalty.

TMZ reports:

As you know … YNW Melly has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Cops say the rapper shot two of his friends back in October, then staged the crime scene to look like a drive-by shooting.

According to new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, the State intends to seek the death penalty against Melly.

In the docs, the State says it believes it can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Melly killed his friends for financial gain, the murder was especially heinous, atrocious or cruel, and he committed homicide in a cold, calculated and premeditated manner. The State also believes Melly is a criminal gang member.

Melly, real name Jamell Demons, and another man, Cortlen Henry, shot friends Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr. then allegedly drove around in a vehicle with the dead bodies before dropping them off to an ER.

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