A Miami-Dade County jury has convicted Willie Barney of attempted first degree murder and robbery for robbing and shooting an off-duty Miami-Dade Police detective following closing arguments Friday morning.
Miami-Dade Detective Wislyn Joseph broke down sobbing Thursday as he recalled the day he was allegedly robbed and shot by a then 19-year-old Willie Barney.
Openings statements got underway Wednesday in the retrial of a man accused of the armed robbery and attempted murder of an off-duty police detective but the state has changed its strategy.
With a judge warning him to be careful what he wishes for, a convicted armed robber and attempted murderer was granted a new trial in Miami-Dade Monday.
Three men are facing a number of very serious charges after prosecutors say they can tie them to at least five violent robberies, which resulted in an officer being shot and another man’s murder.