Judge Orders Evaluation For Suspect In XXXTentacion's Murder
A defense attorney for one of the four suspects involved in the murder of 20-year-old XXXTentacion is arguing his client may not be able to "communicate pertinent facts of the case."
Michael Boatwright's lawyer argued that competency has not been determined yet and Circuit Court Judge Michael Usan has since ordered an evaluation.
Robert Allen appeared in court Friday (Oct. 19) and waived his right to a speedy trial. The procedure is normal practice, often used by suspects to help build their defense.
On June 18, XXXTentacion real name Jahseh Onfroy walked into RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida with a Louis Vuitton duffle bag full of $50,000. At the same time, a Dodge Journey pulled into the parking lot with Allen and another suspect Dedrick Williams walking into the store and right past Onfroy. It's unclear how much time went by before the two left ahead of Onfroy.
Police say the two stayed in the parking lot for about 10 minutes waiting for the "SAD!" rapper to leave. Once inside his car, he was blocked. Law enforcement say Boatwright and Trayvon Newsome robbed the rapper at gunpoint while Allen waited inside the Dodge Journey.
Disturbing footage from the encounter show Onfroy's body go limp as he struggles for air. He was later taken to a local hospital where he died shortly after. All four men were arrested within a month and have been charged with first-degree murder
The results of Boatwright's evaluation be revealed at a hearing on Oct. 25.