With the XXXTENTACION murder trial underway, a fan has now explained why he took a photo of the late rapper after he was shot and posted it on social media. On Tuesday (February 14), the sixth day of the XXXTENTACION murder trial, a fan named Scott Barbieux was called to the witness stand to describe the events that led him to take a photo of the late rapper after he was shot.
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According to Barbieux, he and his ex-girlfriend were shopping at RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida, when he witnessed XXX being robbed and eventually murdered. After the incident, Barbieux testified that he used the “Look at me!” recording artist – who saw the gunshot wound and thought he was dead – then took a picture and posted it on Snapchat.
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During his testimony, Barbieux told prosecutor Pascale Achille that he took the photo because he was a big fan of XXXTENTACION. However, not long after the photo was taken, the investigators at the scene immediately took away his mobile phone. “Do you remember Mr. Onfroy sitting in the car and taking a picture of him on his phone after he was shot?” Achille asked Barbieux.
“Because I’m such a big fan of his, I wanted a picture to remind me forever,” Barbieux replied. Before the incident, Babier admitted he brushed shoulders with rapper Hope as he was leaving the motorcycle shop, but was turned down when he asked for a photo. “Hey X asked me to take a picture – but he just ignored me and got in his car,” Barbieux testified. “He was in a bad mood. You could tell by the way he walked out the door,” he added, describing the rapper’s sudden departure.
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Later, during defense cross-examination, Barbieux testified that he examined the body and found the rapper dead. Defense attorney Mauricio Padilla then asked Barbieux if he had received compensation for the photo, to which he replied: “No.” Michael Boatwright, Derry Dedrick Williams and Trayvon Newsome are accused of robbing and killing XXXTENTACION outside RIVA Motorsports in South Florida, where Boatwright is accused of shooting to death. Robert Allen, who was also involved in the fatal shooting, pleaded guilty last August and is now testifying against his co-accused in hopes of a lighter sentence.
“[Allen] pleaded guilty to a lesser felony count of second-degree murder and armed robbery. Co-accused witnesses,” said Allen’s attorney, Jim Lewis. “Compared to the other three, Mr Allen has played a much smaller role and has been thought to be a potential witness for the state to use him in the case.”
If convicted, the three suspects on trial face life in prison. Authorities believe Boatwright was the attacker who shot and killed XXXTENTACION during an armed robbery on June 18, 2018. They stole $50,000 in a Louis Vuitton bag that X had just withdrawn.