One of the men arrested in the murder of Florida rapper XXXTentacion is demanding for prosecutors to turn over the evidence they have against him.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Michael Boatwright is asking prosecutors to give his lawyers a list of all witnesses they plan on having testify against him. The suspect also wants to see any statements given by witnesses that would establish his innocence or any information or evidence police collected that would rule him out as the shooter.
Boatwright seems to be under the impression someone snitched on him as part of some kind of deal. In the legal docs, he says he’s looking for
“any and all statements, agreements, offers of discussions had with any of the State’s witnesses or a suggestion of lenience, compensation, assurance not to prosecute, assurance to proceed only on certain causes, or any other offer to benefit accruing to said individual whatsoever in exchange for their cooperation, assistance of testimony in the trial.”
He also wants to know if there was any electronic surveillance or wire-tapping of his home or any conversations he was previously a part of. Boatwright wants all documents from any wiretaps or police obtaining his cell phone records, The Blast.
Boatwright was initially arrested for an unrelated drug charge but was served with a warrant on July 10 while in custody for first-degree murder. He now faces the additional charge of murder of the popular rapper, along with the drug charges he was already facing.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, Boatwright is one of the two armed suspects who confronted XXXTentacion outside Riva Motorsports on June 18. Officials are still on the search for the second gunman, as well as a person of interest, Robert Allen. Dedrick Williams was the first suspect arrested and charged with murder though new police reports say he is not one of the men who actually shot the “SAD!” rapper.
Take a look at the XXXTentacion during his life below.