Three men involved in the fatal shooting of XXXTentacion were found guilty by a jury on Monday.
Dedrick Devonshay Williams, Michael Boatwright and Trayvon Newsome had been charged with first-degree murder in the rapper’s death.
XXXTentacion, born Jahseh Onfroy, was shot and killed in Broward County, Florida, on June 18, 2018. He was 20 years old.
Onfroy was leaving a Deerfield Beach motorsports dealership when two armed men approached him and opened fire in an apparent robbery attempt, police said.
A fourth person, Robert Allen, already pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and testified for the prosecution in the case.
In June 2018, Williams was arrested and charged with one count of first-degree murder. He was also charged with one count of probation violation and one count of operating a motor vehicle without a valid license.
Prosecutors released surveillance video of the moments leading up to Onfroy’s murder during a court hearing in September 2018.
According to police, the video showed Onfroy sitting inside his BMW when he was approached by two men who had jumped out of the passenger side of a black SUV and ran to Onfroy’s car window. They allegedly demanded the rapper’s chain. When Onfroy put up a fight, he was shot. The robbers got away with a Louis Vuitton bag.
Prosecutors allege Boatwright and Newsome were the two men who jumped out of the SUV, and that it was Boatwright who fired into the rapper’s car and killed him.
Allen was allegedly in the SUV the whole time.
XXXTentacion scored a No. 1 album with ? in 2018, as well as a top-10 song, “SAD!” He was awaiting trial on more than 12 felony charges and allegations of domestic violence when he was killed.
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