After over a day of deliberation, Three men were found guilty of the murder of rapper XXXTentacion, who was fatally shot outside a motorcycle dealership in Florida in 2018.
Michael Boatwright, 28, Dedrick Williams, 26, and Trayvon Newsome, 24, were found guilty on charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery after the jury deliberated for 27 hours.
Fourth suspect, Robert Allen, 26, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and testified against the three men in exchange for a lighter sentence. Sentencing will be on April 6.
In a surveillance video released by the prosecution, the rapper is seen sitting inside his BMW when he is approached by two men who jumped out of the passenger side of a black vehicle. They run up to his car window and demanded the rapper’s chain. XXX refused to hand over his belongings. He was shot. They stole his designer bag and fled the scene, leaving him to die.
Boatwright was allegedly the triggerman.