The murder trial of XXXTENTACION is scheduled to start this week, nearly five years upon his fatal armed robbery in June 2018.
According to NBC6, jury selection is still underway, but the trial will begin later this week. Michael Boatwright, Dedrick Devonshay Williams, and Trayvon Newsome, three of the four alleged co-defendants, will stand trial.
The fourth, Robert Allen, pled guilty to second-degree murder charges in August 2022 and is anticipated to testify against his co-conspirators in exchange for a reduced sentence.
“[Allen] pleaded guilty to a lesser included offense of second-degree murder and robbery with a firearm. He still faces a life sentence. Obviously, we are hoping for better than that. But his sentence is deferred and it is likely he will be called as a witness in the case against the other three co-defendants,” Allen’s attorney Jim Lewis explained.