3 men convicted of killing rapper XXXTentacion sentenced to life in prison
After a long, sometimes contentious trial and more than a week of deliberations back in March, three men accused of killing rapper XXXTentacion were found guilty of first-degree murder and armed robbery. On Thursday, Trayvon Newsome, Michael Boatwright and Dedrick Williams are set to be sentenced.
XXXTentacion case: Drake’s legal team asks judge to disallow order for deposition
In a motion filed over the weekend, an attorney for rapper Aubrey “Drake” Graham said his client should not have to appear for a deposition related to the murder trial for three men accused of killing rapper XXXTentacion, and asked the judge to quash an order that would require him to do so.
XXXTentacion murder: Here is what defense’s gang expert wants to tell jury
Jesse De La Cruz, a former gang leader and a convicted felon, was first initiated at 13 years old. He said he was a member of two street gangs and turned his life around in 1997 and earned a doctorate from California State University in 2014 on how gang members exert social control at their schools and communities.
Detectives use facial recognition technology to find rapper in Wynwood shooting
After the fatal shooting on North Miami Avenue at Northwest 20th Street, Walker ran away. Aguilar said the Miami Police Department has been testing facial recognition software by Clearview.AI, a New York-based tech company founded in 2017 by a 32-year-old entrepreneur. Lynwood Walker was booked in Miami-Dade County jail on Wednesday to face charges in a Wynwood shooting. (Miami-Dade County)In the Wynwood shooting case, he is facing charges of second-degree attempted murder with a deadly weapon and second-degree murder. Walker was out on bond when the Wynwood shooting happened.
Good vibes, closure bring fans to XXXTentacion’s ‘Bad Vibes’ Wynwood release party
MIAMI – Lines started forming before the break of dawn Thursday in anticipation of killed rapper XXXTentacion’s “Bad Vibes Forever” album release event in Wynwood. He put his fans ahead of himself,” Keidy Vega, who showed up around 5 a.m. to wait in line, said. Starting at 11 a.m., a multi-sensory museum put together by the estate of the platinum recording artist was opened to the public as part of the day-long release event already at max capacity, event organizers said. “That’s why I’m here.”The rapper released his last album, “Skins,” nearly one year ago to the date in a similar Art Basel-timed release party at the RC Cola Plant in Miami. This year’s album release party was expected to wrap around 2 a.m. Friday.
Life and death of XXXTentacion chronicled in next 'Florida Files' podcast
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Not many people in the mainstream had heard of the Broward County rapper known as XXXTentacion before the news of his death broke on June 18, 2018. But at music festivals and in the underground rap scene, Jahseh Onfroy was a music pioneer of a new sound for Generation Z. On a Monday afternoon, a drive in his BMW i8 sports car to a motorsport shop with $50,000 in cash in his favorite Louis Vuitton cross bag would end up costing the 20-year-old his life -- killed in broad daylight during an armed robbery. "The Florida Files" goes step by step into what happened leading up to the death of XXXTentacion and looks back at the controversial life of the young rapper. Local 10's Michelle Solomon, host of "The Florida Files," talks to those who were close to the rapper in exclusive conversations with family members, music producers and deejays about the life and death of XXXTentacion.