XXXTentacion’s mother Cleopatra Bernard has some advice for the three men sentenced to life in prison for killing her son: “Don’t drop the soap.”
Michael Boatwright, 27, Trayvon Newsome, 24, and Dedrick Williams, 26, were convicted last month of robbing and fatally shooting XXXTentacion after blocking his car at Riva Motorsports near Ft. Lauderdale in June 2018.
They also robbed X of a Louis Vuitton bag containing $50,000 cash. After the murder, the killers flaunted the rapper’s cash on Instagram.
Newsome, Williams and Boatwright were sentenced to life in prison on Thursday, April 6.
Cleopatra tells TMZ she believes the sentences were appropriate given that her son was only 20 years old when he was murdered.
She says Boatwright, the triggerman (pictured), taunted her throughout the trial by blowing kisses at her.
XXXtentacion’s killer smiled & blew a kiss at the family after getting the guilty verdict ?
?: @LawCrimeNetwork pic.twitter.com/xu8qXIwjan
— My Mixtapez (@mymixtapez) March 21, 2023
Cleopatra hopes “Buttright (not a typo) will now get the kiss he wants so bad” from his cellmate in prison.
Circuit Judge Michael Usan addressed Boatwright in court, telling him, “You turned a robbery into a murder. On that day, when you stood there and fired that weapon you ended five lives, including your own.”
Cleopatra, who is dating Atlanta club promoter Mr, Ruggs, also had a message for Newsome and Williams … “My hope for these other gentlemen is they will retain a firm grasp on the slippery soap.”
Bernard spoke to a reporter after the killers were convicted, saying she was “grateful” that her son’s killers were found guilty. Bernard said she can now move forward knowing justice has been served.
A fourth man, Robert Allen, pled guilty to second-degree murder last year. Allen testified against his accomplices during the trial. He has yet to be sentenced.
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