XXXTentacion’s Murder Suspect Accuses Police of Violating His Rights
One of the men accused of murdering the late rapper XXXTentacion has accused the police of allegedly violating his rights during questioning, so he’s asking for the entire testimony to be thrown out.
According to The Blast, court documents show that Michael Boatwright has filed a motion to stop the testimony he gave to police from being used in court. He is currently behind bars awaiting his trial for his role in the Florida rapper’s murder.
In the documents, Boatwright’s attorney claims that on July 5, 2018, when his client was arrested on an unrelated drug charge and taken to the Broward Sheriff’s Office interrogation room, a homicide detective began asking him questions in relation to the murder.
At one point, Boatwright allegedly said that he “don’t wanna talk no more.”
In addition, his lawyer claims that the detective continued to ask him questions and even read him his Miranda rights.
His lawyer adds that Boatwright “maintained his absolute innocence but made a number of statements which the State may attempt to portray as incriminating at trial.”
Boatwright says the detective violated his rights by asking him questions despite him not wanting to answer any more. The judge has yet to rule on the request.