Robert Allen, the fourth suspect in the fatal robbery-murder of up-and-coming Florida rapper XXXtentacion gets a reduced 7 years sentence after taking a plea deal and testifying against the three main suspects on Wednesday. The five years Allen has spent in jail since the murder will be counted in his sentence.
Judge Michael Usan told Allen at the hearing, “I genuinely believe that you are sorry for what you’ve done and not merely sorry for yourself and I think the remorse that you’ve shown is genuine,”
Three men were given life sentences on Thursday for the 2018 killing XXXTentacion. Michael Boatwright, 28, Dedrick Williams, 26, and Trayvon Newsome, 24, were each convicted last month of first-degree murder and armed robbery by a jury following eight days of deliberations.
XXXtentacion was leaving Riva Motorsports with a friend when, according to surveillance footage, an SUV vehicle pulled up in front of their vehicle, robbing the two and shooting the rapper.
“To say I’m sorry does not even begin the true inner remorse I want to make known,” Allen said in a statement addressed to the family of the slain rapper. “I know that these words that I will speak will never erase the pain and sorrow and loss of what the family will have from now on. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about what happened and beg for forgiveness from God.”