The three men accused of fatally shooting XXXTentacion in 2018 were convicted of murder, glamsquad reports
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On June 18, 2018, Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, aka XXXTentacion, was at a South Florida motorcycle dealership when he was robbed, according to prosecutors. He was shot while driving, and the robbers fled with $50,000 in cash and a Louis Vuitton bag.
Michael Boatwright, 27, Dedrick Williams, 26, and Trayvon Newsome, 24, were all convicted of first-degree murder and armed robbery.
Jurors deliberated for slightly more than seven days before delivering their verdicts on Monday, March 20, bringing a one-month trial to a close. Each convicted perpetrator will face a mandatory life sentence.
A fourth man, Robert Allen, was also arrested in connection with the killing, but he pled guilty last year to second-degree murder and agreed to testify against the other three suspects, adding that he was hesitant about the robbery and even asked the others to abandon it for the time being.
He could still face life in prison for his alleged role in the murder.
A surveillance camera caught the deadly armed robbery. The graphic footage was shown to jurors in the criminal trial of Boatwright, Williams, and Newsome in February. It showed an SUV approaching Onfroy’s car in the parking lot of the motorcycle shop before stopping perpendicular to the BMW, preventing it from exiting onto the street.
Two masked individuals can be seen exiting the SUV and approaching Onfroy’s car’s driver’s side window. A fight breaks out, and one of the attackers fires a gun through the window. According to testimony heard during the trial, both suspects then fled with $50,000 in cash, which Onfroy was carrying inside a Louis Vuitton satchel when the shooting occurred. Prosecutors said he intended to use the money to buy a motorcycle from the shop.
According to the prosecution, the assailants seen in the surveillance footage were Boatwright and Newsome, and the fatal gunshot occurred after a visible brawl over money. Prosecutors allege that Boatwright was the shooter, and that Newsome pointed a loaded gun at people inside the BMW. According to court testimony, Williams was driving the getaway vehicle and remained inside the SUV during the shooting.
The prosecution based its case on the allegation that the violent robbery that led to Onfroy’s death was meticulously planned. Prosecutors told the Broward County jury that one day before the Deerfield Beach shooting, on June 17, the three suspects on trial devised a plan that involved renting a car and driving around the area committing various robberies. They allegedly saw Onfroy leaving the parking lot of the motorcycle shop, where they intended to buy a face mask, and decided to target him, according to prosecutors.