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Willie Barney in court May 22, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Jury Convicts Man Accused of Shooting, Robbing Detective

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.

CBS Miami–05/24/2013

Miami-Dade Police Officer Wislyn Joseph in court on April 22, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Detective Testifies At Retrial Of Man Accused Of Shooting Him

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.

CBS Miami–05/23/2013

Willie Barney in court April 22, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Second Trial Underway For Man Accused Of Shooting Detective

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.

CBS Miami–05/22/2013

Willie Barney in court April 22, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Attempted Murder Suspect Rolls Dice On New Trial

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.

05/13/2013

Penelope Soto apologizes to a Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge. (Source: CBS4)

Bird-Flipping Defendant Brings Drug Issue To Forefront

As of Midday Monday, a YouTube posting of a giggling and profane teenager in Miami-Dade bond court had more than 12 million hits. Penelope Soto, a Sunset High School senior was sentenced to 30 days in jail for contempt of court after laughing, and later cursing at the bond court judge.

CBS4–02/11/2013

Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat (Source: CBS4)

Judge Flipped Off In Court Has History Of Short Temper

When Penelope Soto, 18, flipped off a Miami-Dade judge and cursed at him, she caught his wrath and was sent to jail for 30 days. But it turns out; 15 years ago another person felt the judge’s wrath on the floor of the Florida legislature.

CBS Miami–02/06/2013

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