Willie Barney, Teen Found Guilty of Attempted First-Degree Murder Without a Firearm, to Ask for New Trial

Defense attorney, Robert Barrar, said he will file the motion for a new trial on Tuesday.

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    Defense attorney, Robert Barrar, said he will seek a new trial for Willie Barney, the man found guilty of the attempted murder of an off-duty Miami-Dade Police officer during a robbery last year. (Published Monday, Apr 29, 2013)

    Willie Barney, the man found guilty of the attempted first-degree murder without a firearm of an off-duty Miami-Dade Police officer during a robbery last year, will ask for a new trial, his defense attorney said Monday.

    “The motion will be filed tomorrow and I already provided the case law to the court and to the state,” defense attorney Robert Barrar said.

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    Opening statements began Wednesday in the trial of Willie Barney, 19, who is accused of shooting an off-duty Miami-Dade Police officer during a robbery last year. Prosecutor Dawn Kulick, Detective Wislyn Joseph and defense attorney Robert Barrar spoke about the case. (Published Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013)

    Barney’s sentencing had been postponed for May 13.

    Barney, 19, was found guilty of two charges, including attempted first-degree murder without a firearm, in connection with the shooting of Wislyn Joseph, the off-duty Miami-Dade Police officer.

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    Gold was a motivating factor behind a violent crime spree in Miami-Dade County, authorities said Thursday. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said Willie Barney, Dedrick Brown and Travares Santiago were a three-man wrecking crew who attacked people for their gold jewelry. They committed five crimes, including last month's shooting of off-duty Miami-Dade Police Det. Wislyn Joseph, according to authorities. Police initially arrested the trio for the police shooting, and then connected them to the other jewelry robberies, they said. Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa also spoke about the case. (Published Thursday, Oct 18, 2012)

    Police said that

    Barney, Dedrick Brown, 20, and Travares Santiago, 20,

    ambushed Joseph at gunpoint and demanded his jewelry after he had finishing volunteering at Union Baptist Church at 6701 NW 7th Ave. 

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