XXXTentacion murder suspect learns fate months after taking plea deal
Written by ABC Audio All Rights Reserved on May 18, 2023
A fourth man involved in XXXTentacion‘s death will serve two more years in prison. According to the Miami Herald, Robert Allen was sentenced Wednesday, months after taking a plea deal and testifying against the other suspects in the case.
Allen had pleaded guilty in August to second-degree murder and armed robbery. He then took the stand in February, sharing the details of what transpired on June 18, 2018, the day they robbed and killed XXX. He said co-defendants Dedrick Williams, Michael Boatwright and Trayvon Newsome had planned to commit robberies that day and made XXX their target after seeing him at the Riva Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida. They attacked the rapper after he left the shop, shot him to death and took his money-filled Louis Vuitton bag.
Police identified Boatwright as the primary shooter, Newsome as a gunman and Williams as the getaway driver. They’ve since been found guilty of the rapper’s murder and are currently serving life sentences.
Allen was sentenced to seven years in state prison as part of his plea deal. With five years already served during the trial, he’s required to serve two more, plus 20 years of probation after he’s released.
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