Digital forensics examiner testifies during trial of 3 accused of XXXTentacion’s murder

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Prosecutors called their final witness on Thursday in the Broward County trial of three of the men who detectives accused of killing Jahseh Onfroy, better known as rapper XXXTentacion.

The jury listened to James Kempvanee, a Broward Sheriff’s Office digital forensics examiner’s testimony.

Kempvanee reviewed the evidence in the phones belonging to Dedrick Williams and Michael Boatwright, which included location data that put them at the crime scene and incriminating photographs and videos captured just hours after the murder.

Kempvanee said one of the photographs was taken on June 18, 2018, the day of the 20-year-old musician’s murder in Deerfield Beach. He testified a photo showing what was likely Onfroy’s cash was captured at Robert Allen’s home at about 10:15 p.m.

Detectives reported four men followed, ambushed, robbed, and killed Onfroy shortly before 4 p.m., outside of RIVA Motorsports. Detectives later arrested Trayvon Newsome, 24, Williams, 26, Allen, 26, and Boatwright, 28, but only Allen pleaded guilty.

The state has spent weeks building the case against the three who are each facing a first-degree murder charge. As part of a deal with prosecutors, Allen pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and agreed to testify.

Related audio: The Florida Files Podcast: The Life and Death of XXXTentacion

About the Authors:

Ian Margol joined the Local 10 News team in July 2016 as a general assignment reporter. Born in Miami Beach and raised in Broward County, Ian is thrilled to be back home in South Florida.

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