YNW Melly‘s co-defendant YNW Bortlen is facing a new charge after prosecutors claim he engaged in witness tampering behind the scenes of the double murder case.
Miami Dade Police tell TMZ Hip Hop … they arrested Bortlen Monday afternoon at a residence in Broward County on a felony warrant for witness tampering.
According to court docs we obtained, officials say Bortlen tampered with at least one potential witness in his and YNW Melly’s double murder trial, which ended in a mistrial.
Jury selection for their new trial begins on October 9, and it seemed like Bortlen had been using his free time after the mistrial to resume his rap career — but this new charge could derail those efforts if he’s found guilty.
Both Melly and Bortlen still stand accused of killing their YNW bros Juvy and Sakchaser in cold blood … and Bortlen now has another charge to deal with in the case.
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