When Pitchfork reached him, Philip R. Horowitz, one of YNW Melly’s attorneys, wrote in an email: “While we are disappointed with the verdict, as you know, the Court of Appeals upheld an issue of ‘great public importance’ to Florida Supreme Court regarding our position that the death penalty should not apply in this case. We look forward to our opportunity to defend our position before the judges.”
YNW Melly has pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder charge. The musician’s trial has been postponed several times and was last due to start in July before being postponed to resolve the death penalty issue.
Pitchfork has reached out to YNW Melly’s attorneys for further comment and information.
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