XXXTENTACIONAccused murderer Dedrick Williams has dealt a blow to his defense as prosecutors have revealed new evidence linking him to the rapper’s death.
According to AllHipHopthe Broward County State Attorney’s office stated in new court documents that a search of Williams’ home turned up a live round of ammunition associated with X’s murder in June 2018. They also discovered that the suspect’s phone pinged at RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida, where XXXTENTACION was killed, exactly one minute before the shooting.
Prosecutors previously obtained video footage of Dedrick Williams distributing $100 bills two days after the murder, which they believe is connected to the roughly $50,000 stolen from Bad Vibes Forever rapper of the people who took his life. Using GPS data, authorities were able to determine that the footage was captured around 11:20 p.m. on June 20.
In addition to the newly disclosed evidence, Broward County prosecutors also obtained a statement from Williams’ ex-girlfriend, identified only as Teneli. Speaking off the record, the woman said her then-partner confessed he had been with his co-defendants – Michael Boatwright, whom she referred to by his last name; and Trayvon Newsome, whom she called Tray – on the day of the murder.
The high-profile trial is set to begin in Broward County, Florida on January 9, with four men accused in XXXTENTACION’s fatal shooting.
Mauricio Padilla – the defense attorney for Dedrick Williams – recently named Drake, 6ix9ine, Joe Budden, Quavo, Offset, Ski Mask the Slump GodTop5 and Tankhead666 as witnesses he expected to call to the stand. take offwho was shot dead in October 2022was also originally on the list.
“Look at me!” the rapper was involved in a number of feuds during his meteoric rise to fame, with his brief clash with Drake fueling conspiracy theories that the OVO hitmaker was somehow involved in his death.
As listed defense witnesses, the rappers could potentially be forced to testify at trial or make statements about their knowledge of the beef involving XXXTENTACION. However, the rappers’ prosecutors or lawyers could ask a judge to keep them out of the case, pointing to the lack of evidence linking them to the murder.
Padilla has also requested surveillance video showing his client’s interactions with Kodak blackwhose stay at the Broward County Jail from July 15 to July 17 coincides with Dedrick Williams’ time at the facility.
At the time of the alleged interaction with Kodak, Williams had already been in the Broward County Jail for nearly a month following his arrest, which also occurred two days after X (real name Jahseh Onfroy) was gunned down in an attempted robbery.
While the court documents did not specify what he intended to prove with the footage, Padilla’s request was very detailed. The proposal is to access what the prison’s cameras captured in cells 5 and 7 of Unit 6A, between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on July 15 and 16, 2018. The petition also includes a request for any “keep separate orders,” which would have prevented the two men from contacting each other.