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YNW Melly’s Murder Case Takes Twist As Mother Files Complaints Against Lead Detective

Jamie King, the mother of YNW Melly, has complained about the lead detective in her son’s double homicide case for allegedly using “excessive force” during her son’s interrogation. NBC Miami was present when the defence team for the “Murder on My Mind” rapper filed a Brady motion on Wednesday (August 23), requesting that the prosecution turn over any evidence to exonerate the detective for their review.

Ynw Melly’s Murder Case Takes Twist As Mother Files Complaints Against Lead Detective, Yours Truly, News, May 21, 2024

According to the Cornell University School of Law, a Brady motion is used in Florida to compel the opposing attorney to provide evidence that “includes any information favourable to the accused that may reduce a defendant’s potential sentence, go against the credibility of an unfavourable witness, or otherwise allow a jury to infer against the defendant’s guilt,” Given that King’s claim against lead detective Moretti is based on what Adelstein has dubbed “excessive violence,” it appears that’s precisely what King hopes to achieve with the Brady motion.

According to Adelstein in the filing, “(the defence team) has recently learned that the lead detective, Detective M. Moretti, is under investigation and that an Assistant State Attorney has stated an incident involving excessive force used by him against a potential witness in this case.” The Miramar Police informed the media outlet that it is “investigating” the allegations made by King and that Detective Moretti has never faced a complaint during his long career with force.

Ynw Melly’s Murder Case Takes Twist As Mother Files Complaints Against Lead Detective, Yours Truly, News, May 21, 2024

Lead detective Joseph T. Moretti acknowledged that he had threatened to deport and imprison YNW Melly’s manager, Jameson “100K Track” Francois, after the shooting during the first YNW Melly double murder trial, which resulted in a mistrial.

Did you threaten to deport Jameson Francois to Haiti even though he has lived in this country for five years as a trained investigator? During the cross-examination, the defence attorney asked Detective Moretti. He was asked, “Yes sir,” and then, “Did you threaten that he would not get fed or get any medicine in the Haitian jails?” Moretti answered, “I don’t know about that conversation, sir. YNW Melly is currently facing life in prison without the possibility of parole after being detained and charged with two counts of premeditated murder in 2019. He might be sentenced to death if found guilty.

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