Three Men Get Life Sentences for Rapper’s Death
Three men sentenced to life imprisonment for robbery causing death US rapper XXXTentacion, real name Jase Onfroy. In 2018, the rapper was shot outside a Florida motorcycle shop and robbed of $50,000 in cash.
Last month, Michael Boatwright, 28, Dedrick Williams, 26, and Trayvon Newsom, 24, were convicted of first-degree murder and armed robbery. They are not eligible for parole or early release.
Broward County Judge Michael Woothan said, “You’re going to be in that cell every hour, every day, every week, every year.
“And one day they would come, open that cell in the morning, and you would have died, and only on that day would you have finished your sentence.”
Prosecutors used surveillance video and phone footage of a man flashing several $100 bills hours after the ambush to link the rapper’s killer to the shooting.
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As XXXTentacion tried to leave Riva Motorsports with his companion, an SUV drove right through it and blocked his BMW. Two masked gunmen were found confronting the rapper in the driver’s window, and one shot him repeatedly. They then returned to the SUV and hurried off clutching a Louis Vuitton bag containing the cash XXXTentacion had just withdrawn from the bank.
Boatwright was credited as the primary shooter and Newsom was accused of being a secondary shooter. Williams was accused of driving the SUV, and Robert Allen, a former acquaintance of the rapper, was accused of being inside the vehicle.
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Allen pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last year, but his sentence was postponed pending the outcome of his accomplice’s trial.
During the sentencing, the late rapper’s manager Soloman Sabande said in a statement read out on behalf of the star’s family that he was “pointlessly” murdered and that his killer showed no remorse. . But Jahse’s life was taken not only from us and his family, but also from his extended family of millions of people around the world. Because of the actions of these killers, Jase cannot even meet his son, let alone raise him. “
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A controversial chart-topping 20-year-old rapper with two back-to-back hit albums, XXXTentacion quickly rose to fame.
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