The 19-year-old rapper will face a minimum of 21 months and a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted of aggravated battery. He faces up to 30 years in prison if he is found guilty of all other charges. Onfroy was accused of violently beating his ex-girlfriend Geneva over the span of five months, starting in late May 2016, according to a transcript obtained by Pitchfork.
Geneva met Onfroy online, they set up a date to go to the movies before she attended one of his shows in late May 2016. Onfroy then invited Geneva to a house party after the show, where he asked if she wanted to move in with him. The next day, she packed her bags and left her then-boyfriend’s apartment to live with Onfroy in North Miami.
It wasn’t long before the abuse started. Geneva reported the first incident of domestic violence occurred just two weeks later when Onfroy slapped her and broke her iPhone for complimenting a male friend on his new jewelry.
Onfroy relocated to Orlando on July 2016 with Geneva. She reported that X threatened to kill her everyday while they lived there. After they moved to Orlando, Onfroy and Geneva were on their way to a show together. She started singing one of his songs, she then went on to hum a verse from an artist that was featured on the track. X said nothing to Geneva the entire ride and then left her in the car outside the venue. They fought at the venue, and later on that night when they got home.
There, X took her to the bathroom where he asked her per Geneva “he was asking me why I was singing his friend’s part of the song, if I like him, why do I like him, like do I ever look at his Twitter,” X then violently beat Geneva by head-butting her, punching her, stomping her, and put her in the bathtub, where he continued hitting and kicking her. X also threatened to cut her tongue out for singing the song. Geneva tried to run away down the street, but X soon tackled her, causing her to hit her head on the pavement. She suffered black eyes, lumps on the back of her head, scratch marks, and bruises, including a large bruise on her ankle where he stomped her.
Geneva escaped on Oct. 8 after telling Onfroy she was going to the kitchen to make him something to eat. She opened the refrigerator door wide enough so that he couldn’t see her if he she crouched down. Then she opened a side door of the house and ran to the nearest main street she knew. She asked someone if she could make a call on their phone. She then reached out to the only person whose number she knew by heart – her ex-boyfriend she left to be with Onfroy. Her ex-boyfriend’s mother took her to the Miami Beach police department so she could file a report. Geneva’s injuries were reported by her ex-boyfriend, his mother and Miami Beach police officer Sgt. Amel Soto. Geneva’s ex-boyfriend describes her injuries around her eyes as
“black and blue, purple, every color under the rainbow.”
The trail is set to start on Thursday October 5 and if Onfroy is found guilty on all charges. He may face a maximum of 30 years in prison. We’ll keep you posted as more of this story develops. For now let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.