XXXTentacion homicide: Three men murdered US rapper in Florida in 2018 | US News

Three men have been found guilty of murdering American rapper XXXTentacion.

The 20-year-old singer-songwriter was shot and killed in 2018 during a robbery outside a motorcycle shop in South Florida.

Michael Boatwright, 28, Dedrick Williams, 26, and Trayvon Newsom, 24, were all found guilty of first-degree murder and armed robbery on Monday.

They will be sentenced to life in prison at a later date.

During the month-long trial, prosecutors linked the men to the shooting outside the Riva Motorsports in suburban Fort Lauderdale, where they robbed the rapper of $50,000.

Jurors viewed extensive surveillance footage taken inside and outside the store, as well as phone footage they captured showing the robbers waving a handful of $100 bills in the hours after the killing.

A fourth person — a former friend of the accused who said he was involved in the robbery — also gave evidence against them at trial.

He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last year. He was not sentenced until the end of the trial.

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