Justice is served! A Florida jury convicted three males, Michael Boatwright (27), Dedrick Williams (26) and Trayvon Newsome (24) on Monday (March 20) for the homicide of rapper, XXXTentacion. All three males had been charged with first-degree homicide for the demise of the controversial rapper.
The Homicide Was Pre-Meditated…
Three males, Michael Boatwright (27), Dedrick Williams (26) and Trayvon Newsome (24), had been discovered responsible in reference to the 2018 homicide and theft of rapper, XXXTentacion, whose actual identify was Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy. The rapper was shot exterior a Florida motorbike store in 2018.
The jury in Broward County deliberated for greater than seven days earlier than delivering the decision on Monday (March 20), marking the tip of a homicide trial that lasted about one month. It was famous that every convict is anticipated to obtain a compulsory life sentence.
Jurors took into consideration the graphic footage in court docket this previous February. The footage revealed that an SUV drove as much as the rapper’s automobile within the motorbike store’s car parking zone earlier than touchdown perpendicular to his BMW, stopping it from exiting onto the road.
Other than this, a fourth particular person, Robert Allen (26), was beforehand charged in reference to the rapper’s homicide. He pleaded responsible to second-degree homicide and subsequently offered testimony on behalf of the prosecution because the trial’s first witness. Regardless of this, he nonetheless faces a lifetime jail sentence for his position.
Final month, prosecutor Pascale Achille identified throughout the closing arguments that the alleged killers had been “predators”. He additionally confirmed the cellphone video footage to the jury whereby the convicts had been seen smiling and laughing with stacks of $100 payments. This video was recorded hours after XXXTentacion was killed.
“That is who they’re. That is their actual character. Killers that inside 24 hours after capturing the sufferer lifeless and stealing $50,000 from him, that is what they do … Take a look at how pleased they give the impression of being. Take a look at how excited they give the impression of being,” Achille stated final month whereas taking part in the cellphone video.
XXXTentacion’s 2018 Killing…
Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, who was broadly generally known as XXXTentacion, was a well-known rapper who was 20 years previous on the time of his demise. Although controversial, he gained a devoted cult following each inside and outdoors of South Florida throughout his quick profession along with his melancholy and alienation-themed music.
Onfroy, identified for his double-and quadruple-platinum data, was shot and killed in broad daylight in Florida. He was visiting a bike store and whereas leaving, he was approached by two armed marked males who “demanded property” from him. He was shot within the car parking zone of the motorbike dealership in Deerfield Seaside, Florida.
He was attacked when he sat behind the wheels of his BMW. The rapper was additionally accompanied by a household relative who was sitting within the passenger’s seat. Nonetheless, the relative fled the scene unhurt. After firing a number of pictures at him, the convicts fled the scene in an SUV after stealing his Louis Vuitton bag, which contained $50,000 money.
The lethal armed theft was captured by a surveillance digicam, which helped crack this case inside a month. It confirmed an SUV drive as much as the rapper’s automobile within the car parking zone earlier than stopping perpendicular to the rapper’s automobile. This prevented him from exiting the scene onto the road. The convicts face a presumptive sentence of life imprisonment with out the opportunity of parole.