XXXTENTACION murder suspect Michael Boatwright is reportedly planning to take depositions from the late rapper’s mother, Cleopatra Bernard, and the mother of his child, Jenesis Sanchez, in an effort to build his case before trial.
A deposition is a pre-trial testimony given under oath. The opposing attorney will be asking the deponent(s) questions to help prepare for trial. The entire process is always recorded.
According to The Blast, the depositions are scheduled for September 10 and will take roughly an hour each. Boatwright also wants to depose — or question — Scott Barbieux, the man who filmed X in his vehicle moments after he was shot and actively dying.
The 22-year-old suspect accused prosecutors of not relinquishing all of the evidence in the case and insists his defense is being impeded. Boatwright explained authorities initially turned in 20 CDs containing several documents and items of evidence, but his lawyer reviewed the police reports that indicate officers actually collected more than originally led to believe.
The motion to compel asks prosecutors to release all photographs they have for evidence, including body cam videos.