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Accused XXXTentacion killers found guilty of first degree murder


The 3 men accused of fatally shooting XXXTentacion in 2018 have been convicted of murder.

Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, 20, aka XXXTentacion, was at a South Florida motorcycle dealership on June 18, 2018, when prosecutors said he was robbed. He was shot while in his vehicle 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 each convicted of first-degree murder and robbery with a firearm.

Jurors deliberated for just over seven days before delivering verdicts on Monday March 20, marking the end of a trial that lasted about a month. Each convicted perpetrator should receive a mandatory life sentence.

A 4th man named Robert Allen was also arrested in connection with the murder, but he pleaded guilty last year to second degree murder and agreed to testify against the 3 other suspects, adding that he was hesitant about the robbery and even asked the others to abandon the idea for the time being.

He could still face a life sentence for his alleged role in the murder.


The deadly armed robbery was captured by a Surveillance camera. Jurors in the criminal trial of Boatwright, Williams and Newsome saw the graphic images in court last February. It showed an SUV driving up to Onfroy’s car in the motorcycle shop parking lot before stopping perpendicular to the BMW, blocking it from exiting into the street.

Two masked individuals can be seen leaving the SUV and approaching the driver’s side window of Onfroy’s car. A confrontation ensues which ends with an assailant firing a gun through the window. The two suspects later escaped with $50,000 in cash, which Onfroy was carrying in a Louis Vuitton satchel at the time of the shooting, according to testimony heard during the trial. He planned to use the money to buy a motorcycle from the store, prosecutors said.

Boatwright and Newsome were the assailants seen in that surveillance video, according to the prosecution, and the fatal gunshot followed what was a visible scuffle allegedly over money. Prosecutors say Boatwright was the shooter and Newsome was charged with pointing a loaded gun at people inside the BMW. Williams was driving the getaway vehicle and remained inside the SUV during the shooting, according to testimony heard in court.

The prosecution built its case around the accusation that the violent robbery that preceded Onfroy’s death had been carefully planned. Prosecutors told the Broward County jury that the three suspects on trial devised a scheme a day before the June 17 Deerfield Beach shooting that involved renting a vehicle and driving around the area to commit various flights. They allegedly spotted Onfroy leaving the motorcycle shop parking lot, where they intended to purchase a face mask, and decided to target him, prosecutors said.

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