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.

Monday, Apr 29, 2013  |  Updated 3:48 PM EDT
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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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