XXXTentacion got justice this morning as the three men charged were found guilty.
On Monday, a jury found three men guilty in the 2018 shooting death of famous rapper XXXTentacion. The musician was killed after being robbed of $50,000 outside a motorcycle store in South Florida.
After deliberating for over seven days, a jury found Michael Boatwright, 28, Trayvon Newsome, 24, and Dedrick Williams, 26, guilty of first-degree murder and armed robbery. They will ultimately be given automatic life sentences.
The defendants appeared unfazed as they rose to face the bailiff and were arrested.
Prosecutors used security footage from inside and outside the business as well as recordings recorded on the men’s cellphones hours after the death to link them to the shooting of XXXTentacion that occurred outside Riva Motorsports in suburban Fort Lauderdale on June 18, 2018.
Ex-friend of the defendants Robert Allen testified for the prosecution and alleged he took part in the heist. He was charged with second-degree murder last year and entered a guilty plea. Until this trial is through, he has not been given a sentence. Depending on how helpful prosecutors saw his cooperation, he might get anywhere from time served (and hence be freed shortly) to life in prison.