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XXXTentacion's Murder Suspect Will Grill Late Rapper's Mom & Baby Mama for His Defense

By Ryan Naumann

One of [XXXTentacion])’s murder suspects will be deposing the late rapper’s mother and mother of his child, as part of his preparations for his upcoming trial.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Michael Boatwright informed the court he will be taking depositions of XXXTentacion’s mother, Cleopatra Bernard and his baby mama, Jenesis Sanchez.

The depositions are scheduled to go down on September 10, and each will take around an hour.

Boatwright wants to depose Bernard and Sanchez about XXXtentacion and the details surrounding the day he was murdered.

He is currently building a defense for his upcoming trial, as he is allegedly one of the two armed suspects who confronted XXXTentacion outside Riva Motorsports on June 18, 2018.

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Boatwright also went to court recently to announce his intention to depose a man named Scott Barbieux, the man who shot video of the rapper dying in his car after getting shot.

Boatwright also accused prosecutors of not turning over all the evidence in the case, saying his defense was being hampered.

He explained they did originally hand over 20 CDs containing a number of documents and items of evidence. However, he said his lawyer reviewed the police reports and they indicate officers collected more than what was handed over.

The motion to compel also sought prosecutors to turn over all photographs they have for evidence and body cam videos.

The criminal case is ongoing.

The Blast

XXXtentacion’s mother, Cleopatra Bernard, has been dealing with other issues in court relating to her late son’s estate. She been battling her son’s former friend/music producer James H. Duval (aka Jimmy Duval) and Stache Records over $1 million they claim to be owed. The claim stated they were owed money that was due now and relating to "royalties, contribution, breach of contract/copyright infringement regarding the production marketing and distribution" of the song "Look at Me," which Duval claims to have written. The probate case was opened following the rapper's murder and the estate is run by his mother, who he appointed in the will he drafted before his death.

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A Florida judge also granted a petition filed by XXX’s baby mama, Jenesis Sanchez, allowing her to obtain a sample of his DNA from the medical examiner, to help establish paternity.

The court also shut down Bernard in her attempt to block Sanchez from getting the sample.

XXXTentacion’s father Dwayne Onfroy also showed up to court as part of his son’s estate, seeking to be included in decisions about his music, business, and money.

Dwayne only filed documents notifying the court he is making an appearance and wants to be notified of all future proceedings. He has not given a full explanation of why he is now showing up to court wanting to be included.

XXXTentacion was murdered on June 18, 2018. Four men were arrested and charged for their role in the murder and are awaiting trial.

The estate recently teased an XXXTentacion documentary with a short trailer.

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