Dedrick Williams, 22, one of the four men arrested and charged with the murder of Florida rapper XXXTentacion is reportedly seeking $30,000 to conduct his own private investigation to prove his supposed innocence. It's insane to even think that something like this is ever considered. This makes one wonder, how much human right is too much?
Williams was the first person arrested and charged in connection with the 20-year-old artist’s killing. Though the fourth and last suspect, Trayvon Newsome, was tracked down and arrested last week.
According to The Blast, Williams filed new documents on November 14 asking the court to pay $30,000 to hire an audio and visual forensic expert along with an expert who specializes in street gangs.
The former tattoo artist was previously granted $30,000 by the court to hire an electronics expert and a private investigator.
$20,000 of the newly requested money will be for contracting the A/V expert as Williams’ legal team says, “Analysis of said evidence is critical to the Defendant’s case and his right to due process.” The remaining $10,000 is for the gang expert, claiming it is “necessary to retain this expert to investigate and educate” both his legal defense and the jury.
“The manner in which gang affiliation affects this case and any and all defenses available to the defense,” the court filing reads.
XXXTENTACION was shot and killed in June. Williams and three other men have been accused of robbing and murdering the polarizing rapper.
A judge has yet to rule on Williams’ request.