The lawyer for one of the four men accused of murdering XXXTentacion has requested records and video from Kodak Black's recent three-day stay in the Broward County jail, suggesting that staff required to allow the rapper and his client to interact.
In a recent court sequence, Dedrick Williams' defense attorney Mauricio Padilla named “ the subpoenaed records "vital" to showing Williams' innocence on charges that he and three others gunned down XXXTentacion during a June 2018 robbery attempt.
Padilla wishes to watch security camera footage of cells 5 and 7 of prison unit 6A from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on both July 15 and July 16. He also seeks jail papers that reveal where Kodak Black and Williams were held inside the jail from July 15 to 17, according to court records.
Padilla stated in his motion that the request includes any "keep separate orders" that state Williams must be kept separate from other detainees in the facility.
The documents request covers Kodak Black's entire incarceration at the Broward County main jail following his arrest on allegations of having prescription medications. According to court documents, Kodak Black was arrested just after midnight on July 16 and bonded out the next day. In conjunction with the arrest, prosecutors have charged Kodak Black in both state and federal court.
Meanwhile, Williams has been imprisoned since his arrest in 2018. Padilla's application does not explain why the sought information are critical to the defense, but the jail has saved everything Padilla subpoenaed and is awaiting a judge's order to turn the records over to the defense.
It isn't the first time Kodak Black & Williams have been connected publicly. Williams was a tattoo artist who alleged to have tattooed the term "Road Runner" on Kodak Black's belly after his arrest on capital murder charges in 2018. Later that year, the Broward County Sheriff's public relations officer officially disputed accusations that Kodak Black's pals had attacked and perhaps sexually abused Williams in jail, calling the reports "absolutely baseless."
Williams, along with co-defendants Michael Boatwright and Trayvon Newsome, is currently awaiting trial in XXXTentacion's death. Earlier this year, a fourth defendant, Robert Allen, took a plea deal and agreed to testify against the other three.