Rapper XXXTentacion killed in apparent robbery


Rapper XXXTentacion was robbed of $50,000 he had tucked in a small Louis Vuitton bag in his BMW when he was shot dead last month in Florida, according to court papers.

The rapper had just withdrawn the money — all $100 bills in bank wrappers — before heading to a Deerfield Beach motorsports store. A dark colored SUV cut him off as he left the store on June 18, according to an affidavit of an arrest warrant of one of the men indicted in the killing.

Several suspects were seen in cell phone photographs and video from the day of the killing holding large amounts of cash, according to court papers.
A Broward County grand jury on Wednesday indicted four men in all in the broad daylight death of the rapper, who given name is Jahseh Onfroy.
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Two of the suspects — Dedrick Devonshay Williams, 22, of Pompano Beach, and Michael Boatwright, 22, of Fort Lauderdale — are in custody.

Williams and Boatwright were being held without bond, according to online records.
Williams’ public defender, Mauricio Padilla, told CNN in a statement that he disagrees with the grand jury indictment. “Given what the prosecution has offered as evidence this was not expected. We stand by my client’s plea of not guilty,” he said. Boatright’s current public defender said he is withdrawing from the case and Boatwright hasn’t been assigned a new attorney.

Dedrick Williams

Dedrick Williams has been charged with murder in XXXTentacion’s death, police say.
Authorities are still searching for Trayvon Newsome, 20, of Fort Lauderdale and Robert Allen, 22 of Lauderhill, the sheriff’s office said.

The four were each charged with first-degree murder with a firearm and armed robbery with a firearm, according to the indictment.

Boatwright and Newsome were the two armed suspects who confronted the 20-year-old rapper when he was shot and killed, the sheriff’s office said. Boatwright discharged the weapon, killing Onfroy, according to the indictment.