As detailed in a report from the Blast Friday, the criminal case against Boatwright will now move forward. The mental examination was ordered back in August in an effort to determine whether he fully understood the charges against him and the possible consequences in the event of conviction.
Boatwright, Robert Allen, Dedrick Williams, and Trayvon Newsome have all been charged in connection with XXXTentacion's murder outside a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Newsome marked the fourth arrest in the investigation. He was taken into custody after surrendering at his attorney's office in Fort Lauderdale in August and charged—like the other three suspects before him—with first-degree murder and robbery with a deadly weapon.
Newsome, who is alleged to be one of the two armed men out of the four suspects, pleaded not guilty to the charges and filed a demand for discovery. "Official discovery has not yet been provided to me so I am uncertain of any specific evidence that backs up law enforcement's theory about the tragic death of XXXTentacion and what role they think Mr. Newsome may have played," George E. Reres, Newsome’s attorney, told Complex at the time.
Thursday, Pitchfork shared excerpts from XXXTentacion's prison phone calls in which he again discussed the domestic violence case against him that was formally dropped following his death. Previously, they shared audio of XXXTentacion saying the following about his ex-girlfriend:
I put my source of happiness in another person, which was a mistake initially, right? But she fell through on every occasion until now. Until I started fucking her up bruh. I started fucking her up because she made one mistake. And from there, the whole cycle went down. Now she’s scared. That girl is scared for her life. Which I understand.