UPDATE: Courtroom Date Set; XXXTentacion’s Trial for Domestic Violence Moves Forward

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Florida rapper XXXTentacion, born as Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, finally has a set court date for his domestic violence case.

A few weeks ago, Gotham City Esq reported that Onfroy’s trial had been delayed with no sight of a trial date ahead. However, things moved quicker than expected and Onfroy’s trial date has been set. The trial is slated to begin in a Miami courthouse on December 11.

Onfroy’s short time in the limelight has been controversial, to say the least.

From disturbing allegations of domestic violence to the portrayal of a lynching in his music video, it seems as though XXXTentacion relishes in the negative. Last October the rapper was charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness-tampering.

With all the negative attention, you would think it would be difficult for Onfroy to gain a following of supporters. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Since being charged with the horrific crimes, Onfroy’s debut single has been certified platinum by the RIAA, his debut album reached No. 2 on the Billboard albums chart, and he received online praise from the king of hip-hop, Kendrick Lamar.

Onfroy pleaded not guilty to the charges and has denied them in multiple interviews and on his social media accounts. If convicted, Onfroy could face substantial prison time.

Aggravated Battery of a Pregnant Woman:

In Florida, aggravated battery is defined as the intentional touching of another person with the intent to inflict great bodily harm or to use a deadly weapon. Penalties for the offense include mandatory prison, with a maximum penalty of up to 15 years or more, depending on the application of Florida’s 10-20-Life law.

In the state of Florida, aggravated battery of a pregnant woman is a second-degree felony. The crime carries a prison sentence of up to 15 years and up to a $10,000 fine.

Domestic Battery by Strangulation:

In Florida, a person commits domestic battery by strangulation if the person knowingly and intentionally, against the will of another, impedes the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of a family or household member or of a person with whom he or she is in a dating relationship.

Domestic battery by strangulation is a third-degree felony punishable by 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

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