XXXTentacion Killers Found Guilty By The Jury
Following a month-long trial, South Florida jurors on Monday (March 20) found all three suspects, Michael Boatwright, Dedrick Williams, and Trayvon Newsome guilty of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of XXXTentacion in 2018.
On charges of using a gun to commit an armed robbery, they were all judged guilty as well. Sheriff’s deputies quickly placed them in handcuffs.
Lead prosecutor Pascale Achille summarized the events that took place outside of Riva Motorsports in XXXTentacion‘s hometown of Deerfield Beach, Florida on June 18, 2018, which ultimately resulted in the “Look At Me” rapper’s death, during the lengthy trial’s closing arguments on March 7 prior to the guilty verdict.
Achille played video footage for the jury after referring to Williams, Newsome and Boatwright as cold-blooded “predators.” The prosecutor claimed that the video was taken by the three defendants just hours after XXXTentacion was killed and showed each of the men dancing while flaunting numerous $100 bills.
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In an effort to persuade the jury that the aforementioned people really did murder XXXTentacion, Pascale Achille reportedly made the following statement: “This is who they are. This is their real character. Killers that within 24 hours after shooting the victim dead and stealing $50,000 from him, this is what they do. Look at how happy they look. Look at how excited they look.”
Trayvon Newsome’s defense attorney made an effort to convince the jurors during the closing arguments that flashing money on social media is a common occurrence and shouldn’t be taken into account when convicting the murder suspects.
“Do you hear anybody bragging? No, you hear music and you see guys doing stupid stuff with money—flashing it. If you go on the internet and look for people flashing money, you’re going to see hundreds of people flashing money. It doesn’t mean anything. Not unless you can link it to Trayvon Newsome knowing he’s participated in murder and robbery and he’s flashing the money. The evidence doesn’t support that,” said the defense lawyer in reference to the videos exhibited during Achille’s closing arguments.
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