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Thursday, 25 April 2013 00:00

Leroy RamseyOn Friday, April 19th, a jury of 9 stepped into the deliberating room at 3:25p.m. and emerged at around 4:43 p.m., to find 28-year-old Leroy Ramsey guilty of two counts of attempted murder.

Ramsey was unrepresented when he appeared before Justice Troadio Gonzalez who deferred sentencing to Friday, April 26th when he will hear mitigation pleas.

Ramsey was accused of the February 19th, 2008 attempted murder of Lincoln Broaster and Cecilio Madrill, who were both shot at whilst on Raccoon Street in Belize City.

On that night, Broaster, Madrill and Robert Wagner were together on the street side, when according to Wagner’s testimony, he saw Ramsey approached them and opened fire. According to Wagner, he saw when Ramsey pulled out a gun and fired shots in the direction of Broaster and Madrill. He explained that he saw when Broaster was shot at twice and Madrill three times. Broaster received gunshots to the left chest while Madrill escaped unhurt.

During the trial Madrill did not testify while Broaster, had to be treated as a hostile witness when he began to give evidence contrary to his 2008 statement to police. On the stand, Broaster told the court that he never saw who shot him and only knew he was shot because he heard the shots.

In cross examination  prosecutor Sheneiza Smith, got Broaster to admit that he told police he saw Ramsey shot him that night.

In his defense, Ramsey who was unrepresented, denied the allegations and told the court he was home with his girlfriend and was with her prior to the shooting. The girlfriend, Stacey Williams, took the stand as his alibi witness and told the court that she and Ramsey were at BTL Park and that they bought food then went home to eat and later they both fell asleep. She said that if he had left the bedroom that night, she would have known.