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Grand Jury Charges 4 Men With Murder, Armed Robbery In XXXTentacion Case

 

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Justice has been served a month after controversial young rapper XXXTentacion was shot dead in broad daylight in South Florida.

XXXTentacion Murder Suspects Charged

A grand jury from the Broward County has indicted four men for the killing of the 20-year-old last month in a robbery incident. The four suspects Michael Boatwright, Dedrick Williams, Trayvon Newsome, and Robert Allen have been charged with first-degree murder with a firearm and armed robbery with a firearm.

The news was confirmed by Broward County Sheriff's Office to Sun Sentinel on Thursday, July 19. The indictment was handed by the jury during a court session on Wednesday, July 18.

Of the four men, two are already in the custody of the police. Williams was first to be arrested last month, a few days after XXXTentacion had passed away from multiple gun wounds outside a motorcycle dealership.

Williams was identified after he had posted photos and videos on Instagram wearing the same bright orange sandals similar to the pair worn by the assailants, according to witnesses accounts.

Meanwhile, the second suspect, Boatwright, was brought into custody earlier this month for an unrelated charge. Allen and Newsome remain at large.

The authorities believe that Boatwright and Newsome were the two men who got out of their SUV and approached XXXTentacion's car on the day that the rapper was murdered. The scene was captured by the nearby surveillance cameras.

They also revealed that they believe Boatwright delivered the shot that killed the recording artist.

The Broward County Sheriff's Office is offering a reward of up to $3,000 to those who will be able to provide information about the current whereabouts of Newsome and Allen.

New Details Emerge

Court documents also detailed that XXXTentacion, born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was carrying $50,000 when he was robbed and shot last month. According to a report by CNN, the controversial young rapper withdrew the cash — all in $100 bills — prior to arriving at a motorsport store.

Authorities who arrested Williams found a live .22 caliber round in his home that matched the casings recovered from the scene of the crime. They also found $800 worth of new clothing with tags still attached and a receipt dated the day after the murder.

They also discovered several photos and videos on Williams's phones, which showed himself dancing with $100 bills. Boatwright was also seen holding cash in photographs taken hours after the robbery-murder, as well as Google searches for Onfroy and the words "Accessory to Murder."

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