One of many the 4 males charged with the 2018 homicide of rapper XXXTentacion has taken a plea deal and plans to testify towards his different co-defendants.
On Friday (Aug. 12), Robert Allen accepted a plea deal in Broward County, Fla. courtroom, XXL has confirmed by way of the Broward County State Lawyer’s Workplace. He’s nonetheless taking a look at life in jail however is hoping to get a much less time for cooperating. Allen’s lawyer, Jim Lewis, spoke with the assembled media concerning the replace in case.
“Mr. Allen entered a responsible plea this morning within the homicide demise of XXXTentacion,” Lewis instructed NBC Miami. “He pleaded responsible to a lesser included offense of second-degree homicide and theft with a firearm. He nonetheless faces a life sentence. Clearly, we hope for higher than that. However his sentence is deferred and it’s probably he will probably be referred to as as a witness within the case towards the opposite three co-defendants.”
“Mr. Allen’s function was a lot lower than the opposite three concerned,” Lewis continued. “It was all the time form of contemplated that the State was trying to make use of him as a witness within the case. And eventually we got here to an settlement and plead to the settlement right this moment … Once more, his involvement was a lot lower than the others. Extra of an accusatory after the actual fact than actually a part of the planning. Definitely by no means received out of the automotive, by no means had a gun, by no means shot anyone. And hopefully the choose and the State will take this into consideration.”
The opposite three males charged within the case, Michael Boatwright, Dedrick Williams and Trayvon Newsome, face capitol homicide. All 4 males are accused of being concerned in XXXTentacion’s demise, which occurred at Riva Motorsports in Deerfield Seashore, Fla. on June 18, 2018. In response to witnesses, two males approached the rapper whereas he was sitting in his BMW. Phrases have been exchanged, adopted by gunfire. One of many males then reached into XXX’s automotive and retrieved a bag earlier than they fled.
Williams was arrested two days after the killing, whereas Boatwright and Allen have been captured within the following weeks. Newsome was captured the next month. Boatwright, Newsome and Williams have pleaded not responsible.
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