One of the four men arrested for the murder of XXXTentacion has been granted a bond hearing.
According to court documents obtained by XXL on Thursday (Oct. 17), Judge Michael Usan has scheduled a hearing for Trayvon Newsome following Newsome’s formal request last month. In the original request filed in Florida’s Broward County in September, Newsome’s lawyer noted that the “Defendant is presently being denied bond. Defendant is entitled to bond as a matter or right, unless proof is evidence and the presumption of guilt is great.”
Alongside Michael Boatwright, Dedrick Williams and Robert Allen, Newsome is accused of robbing and murdering XXXTentacion on June 18, 2018. Newsome was captured and arrested nearly two months later on Aug. 7, 2018, making him the last of the four suspects to be brought into police custody. Newsome has been indicted on charges of first-degree murder and robbery with a firearm. While prosecutors say Newsome approached X with a gun during the robbery that occurred before the murder, they accuse Boatwright of actually firing the shot that killed the rapper.
Currently, all four men are being held without bond. During Newsome’s hearing, the state will have to prove that he is a threat to society, and if they fail to do so, he could be granted a release on bond. The hearing is set for Oct. 31 at 11:30 am EST.
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