News Americas, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Weds. April 5, 2023: Michael Boatwright, Dedrick Williams and Trayvon Newsome, the convicted murderers of Jamaican roots rapper XXXTentacion, are set to be sentenced tomorrow, April 6th.
The three were all found guilty of first-degree murder late last month for the 2018 killing and robbery of the rapper, born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy.
The platinum-selling singer-songwriter, 20, was robbed of $50,000 and shot to death at age 20 as he drove his BMW away from a RIVA Motorsports motorcycle store in Deerfield Beach, Florida on June 18th of that year.
Florida law dictates a life sentence in first-degree murder convictions.
Onfroy was born in Plantation to Jamaican immigrant parents Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy and Cleopatra Bernard, and raised in Lauderhill, Florida. He has three siblings with one being half, shared paternally. When Onfroy was six years old, he stabbed a man attempting to attack his mother and was eventually put into a youth program before being forced to live with his grandmother.
Onfroy rose to fame while posting raps online from his bedroom on the audio distribution platform SoundCloud in June 2013. Onfroy released his debut album, 17, on August 25, 2017. In March 2018 he released his second album. His singles “Sad!” and “Changes” peaked at 7 and 37, respectively the Billboard Hot 100.