One of the men accused of murdering rapper XXXTentacion is accusing prosecutors of keeping him in the dark about the case against him and claims it is hurting his ability to mount a defense.
Michael Boatwright’s attorney filed a motion in his case accusing prosecutors of failing to turn over a single document in discovery to him. Boatwright says he needs the arrest warrant affidavits, witness lists, police reports and all the other information regarding their alleged evidence against him.
“Other than the broadly worded indictment,” Boatwright’s lawyer writes, “the State has provided no information whatsoever regarding the nature of the evidence against Mr. Boatright.”
Boatwright’s team claims that since the prosecutors have failed to hand over the docs, he has been left in “legal limbo.”
He is demanding the prosecutors be forced to hand over the documents ASAP.
Earlier this year, Michael Boatwright was arrested for an unrelated drug charge but served with a warrant on July 10 for first-degree murder while in custody.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, Boatwright is one of the two armed suspects who confronted XXXTentacion outside Riva Motorsports.
Recently, docs were filed in Boatwright’s criminal case revealing the judge has ordered him to undergo a mental examination to determine if he is competent enough to proceed with the case.
The judge appointed a doctor to complete the exam and if he is found to be incompetent to proceed, they may involuntarily hospitalize Boatwright.
The exam was completed but the results have been sealed by the court.