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Four men have been indicted in connection to the robbery and murder of controversial rapper XXXTentacion. Court documents now show the young artist had over $50,000 in a Louis Vuitton bag on him at the time, which police say the thieves took off with.
Michael Boatwright, Dedrick Williams, Robert Allen and Trayvon Newsome were indicted on charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery with a firearm on July 19, according to The Miami Herald.
Boatwright and Williams were already being held at the Broward County jail on charges related to this case as well as others. Allen and Newsome remain at large, according to authorities.
Newsome is the only one of the four who has no prior criminal charges on his record.
The arrest warrant indicates that XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, was browsing motorcycles at Deerfield Beach’s Riva Motorsports shortly before his death. Before that, the 20-year-old rapper had taken out a large amount of cash and put it in a designer handbag.
Surveillance video of the scene at Riva's shows Allen and Williams together shortly before the robbery, the warrant states. Video confirms that two masked gunmen shot down XXXTentacion and grabbed the bag. Allen and Boatwright were later found to have been together while renting the 2017 Dodge Journey that was used to block XXXTentacion's vehicle from leaving Riva, making the robbery possible, according to the warrant.
Police tracked down Boatwright through Williams, who Riva staff identified by his face tattoos, the warrant states. Notable articles of clothing, including a pair of orange sandals seen in the surveillance video, were also spotted on his Facebook and Instagram page.
Boatwright originally denied any involvement with the crime but changed his narrative after police explained that surveillance video of the scene existed, according to the warrant.
The rented Dodge Journey was involved in a hit and run three hours after the killing of XXXTentacion. Newsome was identified as the driver, according to the warrant.
Police obtained a warrant to search the home of Williams, where they discovered the same type of ammunition seen at the crime scene and a loaded gun, along with nearly $1,000 of clothing purchased at Just for Sports in Fort Lauderdale on June 19.
Video and photos on the alleged criminals' phones shows them dancing and posing with hundred dollar bills. On Boatwright's phone, police found a search for the phrase "accessory to murder," according to the warrant.
David Bogenschutz, XXXTentacion's lawyer, had previously said that detectives were unsure if the original intention of the alleged criminals was to specifically kill XXXTentacion, according to USA Today.
The indicted foursome have not offered a comment on the accusations.
Williams had previously claimed that he has nothing to do with the murder, according to Local 10, an Florida-based ABC affiliate.
[Photo: XXXTentacion by Handout/Getty Images]
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