YNW Melly and another rapper, YNW Bortlen, allegedly shot and killed two of their long time friends. The state of Florida was seeking the death penalty. YNW Melly's lawyer was able to get the death penalty removed based on a technicality. Seems that the state prosecutor did not give notice to the Defendant of the intent to seek the death penalty. The motion must have been filed with the courts within 45 days of the arraignment. The 45 day time expired and YNW Melly's lawyer took full advantage of the state of Florida's prosecutor's slip up in filing notification.