YNW Melly's Co-Defendant YNW Bortlen Has Personal Items Seized In Home Raid

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FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - FEBRUARY 13: In this handout photo provided by the Broward's Sheriff's Office, rapper YNW Melly, real name Jamell Demons, is seen in a police booking photo after being charged with two counts of murder in the first degree February 13, 2019 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Demons allegedly conspired with Cortlen Henry to fatally shot two other Florida based rappers, Christopher Thomas Jr and Anthony Williams, October 26. (Photo by Broward's Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)

Bortlen has phones, laptops, and even a YNW chain seized by police.

Earlier this week news broke that rocked the double murder trial of YNW Melly. While the rapper himself has been in prison for 5 years awaiting a conclusion to his legal battle, his co-defendant YNW Bortlen has been out on bail. That changed when police raided his home as part of an investigation into witness tampering. Eventually, both Bortlen and Melly were hit with additional witness tampering charges in their cases. Now new information about the the police raid of Bortlen's house is emerging.

Twitter user Bryson "Boom" Paul shared information that YNW Bortlen's girlfriend Neak Baby posted to her Instagram story. "The police took my phones, my laptop, my bill notebook, and my headscarf. Probably more I just aint realize cause I'm still picking sh*t up from them kicking my door in and ransacking my place," she posted to her Instagram story. She also went on to explain that they, seemingly pointlessly, took two PlayStations and one of Bortlen's YNW chains. Check out the full post below.

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YNW Melly and Bortlen Hit With Witness Tampering Charges

Many online have speculated that the witness tampering charges could be particularly harmful for Melly. Fans seemed to believe in large part that Melly is entering his second trial as a major underdog. Following his first trial ending in a declared mistrial earlier this year, his second trial is set to get underway in just a few days. Due to the public interest in Melly's future, it has unfolded largely in the public eye where fans have scrutinized every detail made available to them.

One person who seems to believe Melly can beat the case is Melly himself. He recently drafted a letter to his dad which eventually made it to social media. In the letter, he mentions that he thinks he has a winning case and expects to be home soon. What do you think of the items taken from YNW Bortlen's house by police? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Lavender Alexandria is a music and culture journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She’s covered dozens of musical genres and styles from the most mainstream to the most experimental and underground on her blog and accompanying YouTube channel that looks at music, pop culture, and Billboard charts since 2017: Lav’s Music Corner. Lavender has produced editorial and listicle content both in written and video form over the past far years and has also interviewed up-and-coming artists like Censored Dialogue. Her experiences covering culture have taken her from Hyperpop parties in LA to underground rap shows in Atlanta, to DIY punk shows in Charlotte. Lavender has also written for iHeartRadio, covering some of the biggest artists in Hip Hop such as Ice Spice, Drake, Doja Cat and Cardi B. She also has bylines with ScreenRant and continues to write for Ringtone magazine. Lavender is a lifelong Charlotte Hornets fan and her favorite rap artists include Clipping, Little Simz, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kendrick Lamar.