The XXXTENTACION murder trial is currently under way, and new footage of some of the late artist’s last moments has surfaced after being shown in the courtroom.
A short video clip shows X withdrawing $50,000 from the bank in seemingly high spirits on June 18, 2018 – the same day he would ultimately be killed. The teller retrieved the money and X put it in his Louis Vuitton bag, which is the same bag he was robbed of when he was shot and killed later that day while leaving Riva Motorsports.
— SAY CHEESE! ???????? (@SaycheeseDGTL) February 7, 2023
The bank teller from the transaction took the stand on Tuesday (February 7), and was asked about X’s demeanor during their interaction.
“He was fine. He seemed happy,” Cecilia Ramos said.
Three out of the four alleged co-defendants, Michael Boatwright, Dedrick Devonshay Williams and Trayvon Newsome, are standing trial.
If convicted, the three suspects could face life in prison. Authorities believe Boatwright was the assailant who ultimately fired the fatal shots at XXXTENTACION. The four co-defendants, which includes another man named Robert Allen, were arrested soon after and hit with first-degree murder and armed robbery with a firearm charges.
You can view footage from the entire first day below.
Opening statement: Prosecutor says Dedrick Williams (bow tie) was driving and cutoff the car driven by @xxxtentacion Michael Boatwright (orange) & Trayvon Newsome (grey) put on masks and are armed. Passenger manages to run away. They rob the rapper & Boatwright shoots/kills him. pic.twitter.com/9prPI9Iuhg
— Cathy Russon (@cathyrusson) February 7, 2023
Allen pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges in August 2022 and is expected to testify against his accomplices in hopes of a lighter sentence.
“[Allen] pleaded guilty to a lesser included offense of second-degree murder and robbery with a firearm. He still faces a life sentence. Obviously, we are hoping for better than that. But his sentence is deferred and it is likely he will be called as a witness in the case against the other three co-defendants,” Allen’s attorney Jim Lewis explained.
“Mr. Allen’s role was much less than the other three involved. It was always kind of contemplated that the State was looking to use him as a witness in the case.”
The trial is expected to go on for about a month.