YNW Melly's Co-Defendant, YNW Bortlen, Hit With Witness Tampering Charges

YNW Bortlen was arrested on Monday, according to reports.

BYAlexander Cole

YNW Melly and his double murder case have been ongoing for years now. Overall, Melly has been in jail for the better part of five years at this point. Although he has applied for bail numerous times, it has never been granted. His first trial this summer was ultimately declared a mistrial as the jury could not decide on an outcome. Subsequently, he will go to trial again, this time on October 9th, which is when the jury selection will begin. However, there is no telling when the arguments will actually start, as jury selection could take weeks.

Now, however, there is a huge development in the case. Although this time around, it is YNW Bortlen who is getting the attention. Bortlen is being tried separately in this case, and many are wondering how he will be treated. He had previously been granted bail and was living freely in Florida. However, that freedom has now come to an abrupt end. According to journalist Bryson "Boom" Paul, YNW Bortlen was arrested on Monday.

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As he reports, a raid took place at YNW Bortlen's home. Following the raid, they decided to book him on witness tampering charges. He is currently in Miami-Dade County, which means this is an "out-of-county warrant." Overall, this is not a good development for Bortlen. Although he was going to have to go to trial anyway, he was at least enjoying some sort of freedom. Now, it seems unlikely that he will get bail prior to his trial, which is three months from now.

With Melly's trial starting up next week, this proves to be a development that we will be keeping tabs on. Let us know what you think of this latest piece to the puzzle, in the comments section below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the music world. We will always keep you informed of the biggest stories from the biggest artists in the world.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.