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3 Receive Life Terms in Slaying of XXXTentacion

Florida rapper was gunned down in 2018

(Newser) - A Florida judge gave the three men convicted of killing rapper XXXTentacion life sentences on Thursday. Prosecutors had not sought the death penalty, so life in prison was the only option available to Broward County Circuit Judge Michael Usan, the AP reports. The defendants displayed little emotion when the sentences...

7 Months After His Murder, Rapper Is a Father

XXXTentacion's girlfriend gives birth to a son

(Newser) - Seven months after XXXTentacion was killed, the AP reports that the rapper's son has been born. Jenesis Sanchez, XXXTentacion's girlfriend, gave birth Saturday to baby boy Gekyume Onfroy. The birth was announced Saturday evening by XXXTentacion's mother, Cleopatra Bernard. Gekyume's name is derived from a word...

Thousands Gather to Mourn XXXTentacion

They lined up for hours to view murdered rapper's casket

(Newser) - Loudspeakers blasted songs by the late rapper XXXTentacion as thousands of fans chanting his lyrics lined up for hours at a Florida stadium Wednesday to see the performer laid out in a casket, two braids flowing over the side. XXXTentacion was gunned down last week at the age of 20....

This Is XXXTentacion's Killer, According to Cops

Dedrick Williams held without bail on first-degree murder charge

(Newser) - Police have made an arrest in the murder of 20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion, shot dead outside a Florida motorcycle dealership earlier this week. A 22-year-old was taken into custody Wednesday on a charge of first-degree murder, the Broward County Sheriff's Office confirms, per the Independent , identifying the man as Dedrick...

XXXTentacion: Slain Rapper Loved Kurt Cobain, Violence

Musician, real name Jahseh Onfroy, was gunned down Monday in Florida

(Newser) - Police in Florida's Broward County continue to investigate Monday's fatal shooting of 20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion, but they have no suspects at the moment, reports the AP . Two armed men approached the rapper, real name Jahseh Onfroy, in his vehicle as he left a motorcycle dealership, and at least...

Rapper XXXTentacion Shot Dead in Florida

Police have not released a motive in the up-and-comer's murder

(Newser) - Troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday in Florida, authorities said. The 20-year-old rising star, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. He was shot earlier Monday outside a Deerfield Beach motorcycle...

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