Last year Hip-Hop lost one of its budding stars in the untimely murder of XXXTenacion. Following his death, four men were arrested and charged with murder. Now one of those suspects will hire a forensic expert to help mount his legal defense.

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According to documents obtained by The Blast, Dedrick Williams’ request for $15,000 to hire a forensic expert has been granted.

The motion affords Williams 100 of work on his case and as a result, the expert can testify on Williams behalf. Williams’ lawyer maintained that his client would not have a fair shot at trial without access to experts.


With this in mind, Williams has exercised full use of every expert available. Last year he hired a private investigator, an electronic evidence expert and a gang expert.

He says, “genuine issue exists related to this case, which will require the assistance of an expert witness in the field of crime scene reconstruction and other forensic evidentiary matters.”

XXXTentacion died outside of Riva Motorsports in Pompano Beach, Florida last June in an apparent robbery turned murder.

Meanwhile, X’s legacy lives on as his music still resonates with his legion of fans. Not to mention, his son was born earlier this year and fans got their look at Gekuyme Onfroy via Instagram last month.