Dedrick Williams is allowed to consult a forensic expert as part of his defence.
After XXXTentacion tragically lost his life last year, it didn't take too long for authorities to find the four men suspected of murdering the young artist. He was killed in his car after leaving a motorsports store in what is believed to have been a robbery gone wrong. Last month, it was reported that Dedrick Williams was asking for $15K so that he could hire a forensic expert to testify in his defence. According to new court documents obtained by The Blast, Williams has been given permission from the court.
The publication notes that one of the men accused of killing XXXTentacion has been granted permission to consult with a forensic expert, which will effectively buy him 100 hours to work on his case. Williams was not able to pay for the expert himself, explaining that he had no money and no income, which is why he asked the court for help. Williams' lawyer was adamant that he should be allowed access to an expert, noting that he would not be given a fair shot otherwise. According to him, a "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."
Williams has been actively working with experts in different areas to try and present the best defence possible to get himself free. Last year, he hired a private investigator, an electronic evidence expert and a gang expert.