A decide within the ongoing trial into the homicide of Florida rapper XXXTentacion has granted a movement asking the mom of the late rapper to reveal the financials from the rapper’s property that she advantages from.
Defendants Michael Boatwright, Dedrick Williams, and Trayvon Newsome requested the court docket to order that XXX’s mom, Cleopatra Bernard, share how a lot cash she obtained after her son’s loss of life.
At a listening to on Jan. 9, Decide Micheal Usan granted the movement regardless of protests from Bernard’s lawyer Robert H. Trachman. The lawyer argued that the movement shouldn’t be granted as its probative worth was “irrelevant” and that details about the rapper’s earnings after loss of life is “extremely confidential.”
“For the explanations set forth, beneath defendant has no entitlement to the invention he seeks regarding the belongings of Ms. Bernard as a result of the invention requested by the defendant shouldn’t be related to any issues pending earlier than this court docket,” the appliance by Trachman learn.
The decide, nonetheless, allowed the movement. Within the meantime, jury choice was scheduled to start on Wednesday (Jan. 11) for the three defendants. The fourth defendant, Robert Allen, had taken a plea deal final yr with situations that he would take the stand for the prosecution in opposition to Boatwright, Williams, and Newsome.
Allen had pleaded responsible to second-degree homicide and theft with a firearm. His sentence date is, nonetheless, deferred.
The newest movement by the defendants has added to the rising hypothesis about their attainable protection. A type of consists of the lawyer for Dedrick Williams supplying the court docket with a attainable witness record that names a number of big-name hip-hop artists. Amongst these named are Drake, Quavo, 6ix9ine, Joe Budden, and others whom the rapper had had beef with throughout his profession and as much as the time of his loss of life.