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.
The teenager convicted in the robbery and shooting of an off-duty Miami-Dade Police officer as he performed volunteer work outside his church has been granted a new trial.
The courtroom was full Monday. All the players were there; The attempted murderer, smiling in the prisoners’ box. The police officer he tried to murder, in the front row with his family, wearing a pin striped suit, crisp dress shirt and tie. But the expected sentencing of the attempted murderer did not happen.
A Miami-Dade County jury has found 20-year-old Willie Barney guilty of attempted murder, robbery, and aggravated battery of an off-duty Miami-Dade Police officer during a 2012 robbery.
Opening statements and initial testimony got underway Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of shooting an off-duty Miami-Dade police officer during a robbery.