Trayvon Newsome, one of the men accused of murdering XXXTENTACION, is hoping a judge will give him a path to getting out of jail. According to The Blast, his lawyer has filed documents requesting a judge set bail for his client.
Newsome’s lawyer contends his client is permitted to have a pre-trial release on bond. Newsome has been behind bars since August 7, 2018, when he surrendered to police and was booked on charges of first-degree murder and robbery with a deadly weapon.
“Defendant is presently being denied bond,” his lawyer argued in court documents obtained by The Blast. “Defendant is entitled to bond as a matter or right, unless proof is evidence and the presumption of guilt is great.”
Newsome is one of four suspects in the XXXTENTACION homicide case. Robert Allen, Michael Boatwright and Dedrick Williams have also been charged with first-degree murder. An indictment identified Newsome and Boatwright as the gunmen.
XXXTENTACION was shot and killed in Deerfield Beach, Florida on June 18, 2018. He was 20 years old.