4 Men Indicted in the Murder of Rapper XXXTentacion

L-R: Dedrick Williams, Trayvon Newsome, Robert Allen and Michael Boatwright
L-R: Dedrick Williams, Trayvon Newsome, Robert Allen and Michael Boatwright
Photo: Broward Sheriff’s Office (Miami Herald)

On Wednesday, a Broward County, Fla., grand jury indicted four men on charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery with a firearm in the death of 20-year-old Jahseh Onfroy, better known by his stage name XXXTentacion.


Two of the suspects, Michael Boatwright and Dedrick Williams, both 22, are currently in custody at the Broward County jail, however, law enforcement is still trying to find Robert Allen and Trayvon Newsome, two suspects that have been indicted in the case but remain at large, the Miami Herald reports.

The Herald notes that Newsome is the only one of the four suspects that does not have prior criminal convictions.

According to Vibe, it was Boatwright and Newsome who are believed to have carried out the ambush against XXXTentacion, although Boatwright is believed to have actually fired the shots that killed the rapper, the indictment notes. Williams is believed to have been the getaway driver.

The men are believed to have been targeting the $50,000 in a Louis Vuitton bag that they stole when they shot the rapper outside of Riva Motorsports in Deerfield Beach.

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The only valid reason to carry around $50k in cash is if you are paying the ransom for a kidnapped family member or paying off your Russian handler so they don’t release the tape of you getting pissed on.