Jury selection begins for 3 in rapper XXXTentacion’s slaying


              Attorney Mauricio Padilla holds a photo of Drake and Lil Wayne while questioning a witness during a hearing in the XXXTentacion murder trial at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. Michael Boatwright, 28, and his alleged accomplices, Dedrick Williams, 26, and Trayvon Newsome, 24, are on trial for the June 2018 shooting of emerging rap star XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy. They also are charged with armed robbery and have pleaded not guilty. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Shooting suspect Michael Boatwright listens during a hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. Boatwright, 28, and his alleged accomplices, Dedrick Williams, 26, and Trayvon Newsome, 24, are on trial for the June 2018 shooting of emerging rap star XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy. They also are charged with armed robbery and have pleaded not guilty. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Jesse De La Cruz, a former gang member who was imprisoned for 30 years before earning his doctorate and becoming a gang expert, holds photos of Drake and Wiz Khalifa, left, and Robert Allen a former co-defendant in the case, while testifying during a hearing in the XXXTentacion murder trial at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. Michael Boatwright, 28, and his alleged accomplices, Dedrick Williams, 26, and Trayvon Newsome, 24, are on trial for the June 2018 shooting of emerging rap star XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy. They also are charged with armed robbery and have pleaded not guilty. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              Shooting suspect Michael Boatwright, right, and alleged accomplices, Dedrick Williams, left, and Trayvon Newsome, look towards the courtroom door during a hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. Boatwright, 28, Williams, 26, and Newsome, 24, are on trial for the June 2018 shooting of emerging rap star XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy. They also are charged with armed robbery and have pleaded not guilty. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
            
              FILE- In this June 27, 2018, file photo a fan wears a cross around her neck dangling on a t-shirt in remembrance before she enters a memorial for the rapper, XXXTentacion in Sunrise, Fla. More than four years after gunmen killed the emerging rap star XXXTentacion during a robbery outside a South Florida motorcycle shop, three suspects are about to go on trial. Jury selection begins Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, in Fort Lauderdale. Alleged shooter Michael Boatwright and his accused accomplices, Dedrick Williams and Trayvon Newsome, could all receive life sentences if convicted of first-degree murder.  (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
            
              FILE - An empty vehicle appears on a street where rapper XXXTentacion was shot on Monday, June 18, 2018, in Deerfield Beach, Fla.  More than four years after gunmen killed the emerging rap star XXXTentacion during a robbery outside a South Florida motorcycle shop, three suspects are about to go on trial. Jury selection begins Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, in Fort Lauderdale. Alleged shooter Michael Boatwright and his accused accomplices, Dedrick Williams and Trayvon Newsome, could all receive life sentences if convicted of first-degree murder. (John McCall/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
Jury selection begins for 3 in rapper XXXTentacion’s slaying