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XXXTentacion Murder Suspects Ordered to Submit to DNA Testing

By TheBlast Staff

The four men charged in the murder of rapper XXXTentacion have been ordered to submit to DNA testing.

On September 5, a Florida judge sided with prosecutors and ordered all four murder suspects to submit blood and DNA samples to the Broward County District Attorney's Office.

Last month, prosecutors filed a motion demanding Dedrick Williams, Michael Boatwright, Robert Allen and Trayvon Newsome all be ordered to allow samples of their blood, hair, fingerprints, and other materials of their body that “involves no unreasonable intrusion” to be taken.

Prosecutors argued they needed to take each defendants fingerprints and swab their checks for DNA so the results could be used to compare on the evidence they have.

Williams, Allen, Boatwright, and Newsome have all been charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery with a firearm.

According to the indictment, Boatwright and Newsome were the two suspects who confronted XXXTentacion when he was shot and killed on June 18 in broad daylight.

Boatwright was arrested on July 5 for an unrelated drug charge and was served with a warrant on July 10 for first-degree murder while in custody.

Allen was apprehended after a task force found him hiding out at his sister’s house in rural Georgia and Newsome turned himself in to police shortly thereafter.

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