Temple Terrace Police Chief Kenneth Albano, left, and Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren talk to reporters Wednesday after the guilty verdicts were read aloud in the trial of Granville Ritchie at the Hillsborough County Courthouse Annex. The truth, Wiley said, is that she left Felecia with Ritchie in his apartment to go buy marijuana. She admitted as much during Ritchie’s trial. At Eboni Wiley's sentencing, no face covering could hide the disdain Felecia's grandmother, Brenda Johnson, harbored for Wiley. I can admit that. A Hillsborough County jury found him guilty of all charges. An investigation found Ritchie was dating the family's neighbour, Eboni Wiley, in May 2014, prosecutors said. One witness was Eboni Wiley, the woman who was supposed to be taking care of Williams that day. She said she hopes the charge can be dropped. Teel told the judge Demerson had accosted her outside near a vending machine. Granville Ritchie was found guilty of the rape ... Ritchie, 41, was dating 9-year-old Felecia Williams' neighbour, Eboni Wiley, in May 2014, prosecutors said. You didn’t call 911. Why didn’t you call 911 when my baby was missing," cried out Johnson. In an interview with detectives, Ritchie repeated what Wiley described as a lie they cooked up to explain Felecia’s disappearance — that the girl had run off while he and Wiley were having sex in a bedroom. Brunvand suggested someone else killed 9-year-old Felicia Williams. For 60 seconds, there was silence. ... Eboni Wiley lived nearby. Surveillance images captured Wiley entering the store alone at 5:40 p.m. to ask a clerk if a girl had been there. The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Last month, Granville Ritchie was sentenced to death for William's murder nearly a year after he was found guilty. Defendant Granville Ritchie is taken out of the courtroom after closing arguments Wednesday in his trial at the Hillsborough County Courthouse Annex. Eboni Wiley, who was supposed to be watching Williams the day she was killed, took the stand again today. TAMPA — Eboni Wiley doesn’t deny that she lied. The three had lunch and then went to an apartment in Temple Terrace. Eboni Wiley prepares to testify during Granville Ritchie's murder trial Monday. After more than a week of testimony, the panel of seven women and five men spent four hours deliberating before finding Ritchie guilty of first-degree murder, sexual battery and aggravated child abuse in the 2014 death of the Tampa girl. No signs of a struggle. "Y'all murdered my baby. Granville Ritchie Trial Defense Opening Statement. But she was sexually assaulted and strangled by Wiley's boyfriend Granville Ritchie when she left them alone to go out and buy marijuana. The lie later changed. 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A Florida man was convicted of raping and killing a 9-year-old girl. On May 16, 2014, Wiley said she picked up Williams and took her to her new boyfriend Granville Ritchie's apartment. Investigators said a family friend, Eboni Wiley, brought the girl to Ritchie’s Temple Terrace home on May 16, 2014, and left her there while she went to buy marijuana. Wiley says she … Granville Ritchie Trial Day 2 Witnesses Alyson Rivers, Thomas Ross, Kelly Walker & Eboni Wiley #GranvilleRitchieTrial Ritchie, 40, is charged with murder, sexual battery and child abuse in the death of Felecia Williams on May 16, 2014. Eboni Wiley and Granville Ritchie had known each other for only three days when Wiley decided to leave 9-year-old Felicia Williams. Granville Ritchie, 40, is accused in the May 2014 killing of 9-year-old Felecia Williams. He invited the jurors to consider just half that time. Ritchie would end up raping and killing Felecia, and Wiley helped cover it up. Moments later, his attorney, Bjorn Brunvand knelt beside him, draped an arm over his shoulders and spoke softly. “I told a lot of stories,” Wiley said. One witness was Eboni Wiley, the woman who was supposed to be taking care of Williams that day. The three went to Ritchie's apartment at … From left to right: Jerome Williams, father of 9-year-old victim Felecia Williams; mother Felecia Demerson; and Temple Terrace Police Chief Kenneth Albano lock arms and hold hands before the verdict was read aloud Wednesday in the murder trial of Granville Ritchie. Wiley wore a black blouse to court Tuesday, a contrast to the bright colors she had donned the day before. A year after his trial, Granville Ritchie has been sentenced to death for the 2014 murder of 9-year-old Felecia Williams. ‘He sold me a dream.’ Ex-girlfriend links Granville Ritchie to 9-year-old murder victim, ‘She was looking into the face of her killer:’ Trial opens in slaying of girl, 9. Granville Ritchie, 40, is accused in the May 2014 killing of 9-year-old Felecia Williams. Wiley went looking for her but CVS employees had not seen the girl. It was then, prosecutors said, that he sexually assaulted and strangled the girl. “Could you hear the fear? She said she left Williams alone with Ritchie even though she’d only met him a few days prior. There is no DNA evidence linking Ritchie to the crime. There was the telltale mangrove leaf found lodged in the headlight of the silver Lexus that Ritchie drove, similar to vegetation in the area where the body was found. Brunvand also asked Wiley about her history with drugs. She also recounted the day Felecia vanished, when she and Ritchie picked up the girl and took her to Ritchie’s Temple Terrace apartment. The prosecution is seeking the death penalty. But the judge wasn’t concerned about details. Ritchie, 41, was dating 9-year-old Felecia Williams’ neighbor, Eboni Wiley, in May 2014, prosecutors said. She was 23. There was Wiley’s testimony that when she returned to the apartment, Ritchie said he’d given the girl money to buy candy at a nearby CVS store and she had not come back. Williams and the adult she was with, Eboni Wiley, were picked up around 3:30 p.m. May 16 by Ritchie, according to police. An investigation found Ritchie was dating the family's neighbour, Eboni Wiley, in May 2014, prosecutors said. In walked Felecia Demerson and Jerome Williams, the parents of Felecia Williams. Those same jurors will now have to decide whether Ritchie should die for his crimes. The duo were watching the girl one day, and Ritchie took Felecia to his mother's apartment, the Associated Press reported. Wiley took 9-year-old Felecia Williams from her home to Ritchie's apartment the day the girl went missing. The call must have been made by Felecia, the state theorized, at the time she would have been alone with Ritchie. TAMPA, Fla. - Eboni Wiley and Granville Ritchie had known each other for only three days when Wiley decided to leave 9-year-old Felecia Williams in his care while she went out to buy drugs. Specifically, he brought up a 2012 incident in which she called police because she was having a “bad trip” after taking MDMA. The prosecutor highlighted the power that the girl’s killer must have had, the force he must have inflicted. She was a neighbor and friend to Felecia’s family and considered herself the girl’s godmother. She was 23. Prosecutor Scott Harmon says Ritchie asked Wiley to go buy him drugs, leaving him alone with Felecia. And there was the sand found on the passenger-side floorboard and in the lining of the car’s trunk, which an expert said was consistent with the sand near where Felecia was found. She testified that she left the little girl alone with him to go buy marijuana. But the defense is hoping to paint Eboni Wiley as a serial liar. TAMPA — It’s been six years since Eboni Wiley lied to Felecia Wiliams’ family — and the police — about the circumstances of the 9-year-old girl’s disappearance. Eboni Wiley prepares to testify during Granville Ritchie's murder trial Monday. When Wiley returned to the apartment she told the jury she found Ritchie shirtless and sweating. ‘He sold me a dream.’ Ex-girlfriend links Granville Ritchie to 9-year-old murder victim. Prosecutors said Ritchie had been dating Felecia's neighbor, Eboni Wiley, in May 2014. To prosecutors, Wiley is the star witness who can point the finger at Ritchie for the murder of 9-year-old Felecia Williams. RELATED: Granville Ritchie found guilty of first-degree murder, sexual battery in Tampa 9-year-old's death. During that interview, Ritchie mentioned something about Felecia committing a sex act, and spoke of what happens to people who molest children in his native island of Jamaica: “They throw them in. He then put her body in a suitcase and threw it in to Tampa harbour, Florida. Then they came out to find her gone. Why didn’t you call 911 when my baby was missing," cried out Johnson. TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - The state's key witness was back on the stand Tuesday for a second day in the murder trial of Granville Ritchie. When a call taker answered, there was only a low indecipherable noise. The jury convicted him in the 2014 rape and murder of 9-year-old Felecia Williams. She said she left Williams alone with Ritchie even though she’d only met him a few days prior. She admitted as much during Ritchie… On the stand, she wept and raised her voice at times as defense attorney Bjorn Brunvand picked away at the lies she admitted having told in the past. Felecia Williams, nine, had been left in the care of her mum's neighbour Eboni Wiley in May 2014. She said Ritchie claimed he had given Felecia money to buy candy at a nearby CVS store and she had not returned. So Granville is cheating on Eboni with little kids, multiple times, and no one knows. She met Ritchie a few days before the girl’s death. RELATED STORY: ‘He sold me a dream.’ Ex-girlfriend links Granville Ritchie to 9-year-old murder victim. The call is significant because it was made at about the time that Wiley’s grandfather and a friend testified that they were helping her purchase marijuana. A family friend, Eboni Wiley, had brought Felecia to her acquaintance Granville Ritchie's house and left her there while Wiley went to buy cannabis. Ritchie was found guilty last year of first-degree murder, sexual battery, and aggravated child abuse. Wiley had met Ritchie days before the murder and was instantly smitten. The officer left after seeing no signs of an emergency. Ex-girlfriend links Granville Ritchie to 9-year-old murder victim. Skimming over more than a week of testimony, Harmon walked the jury through a conglomeration of circumstantial evidence, which he said paints a “mosaic of guilt.”. Granville Ritchie Trial Defense Opening Statement. But when a prosecutor questioned her again, she made clear that the state had made no promises of leniency in exchange for her testimony against Ritchie. Wiley acknowledged that she still faces a charge of lying during a missing person investigation, a crime for which she could receive as much as five years in prison. At Eboni Wiley's sentencing, no face covering could hide the disdain Felecia's grandmother, Brenda Johnson, harbored for Wiley. ... Eboni Wiley lived nearby. The trial is expected to last through next week. His trial is set for Sept. 9. Albano, whose agency investigated the 9-year-old’s murder, said he felt a responsibility to see the case through. Some jurors closed their eyes. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/grieving-dad-forgives-man-who-22674312 Yes, I was on drugs.”. Yes, I lied. RELATED STORY: ‘He sold me a dream.’ Ex-girlfriend links Granville Ritchie to 9-year-old murder victim. In his closing argument earlier Wednesday, Hillsborough Assistant State Attorney Scott Harmon played a recording of a 911 call that came from Ritchie’s cell phone minutes after 5 p.m. on May 16, 2014. Oct 1, 2019 - Granville Ritchie Trial Day 2 Witness Eboni Wiley Part 2 091619 #GranvilleRitchieTrial “You all have to control that.”. But it’s not over yet. Hyde Park to Tampa: Leave our brick streets alone. Eboni Wiley testifies that she’s telling the truth now about events surrounding the 2014 disappearance of Felecia Williams. Wiley lived in the girl’s east Tampa neighborhood and considered herself like a mother to her. TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A jury has found Granville Ritchie guilty on all charges in the death of 9-year-old Felecia Williams. “I understand that emotions are running high,” Sisco said. 40-year-old Granville Ritchie was convicted of first-degree murder, sexual beating and aggravating child abuse. Then, she and Ritchie drank Hennessy cognac and had sex on the living room floor. She said they’d had sex in the shower while the girl watched cartoons in the living room. She only told the truth, she said, after learning that the girl had been found dead. You didn’t call 911. Prosecutors said Ritchie had been dating Felecia's neighbor, Eboni Wiley, in May 2014. The duo were watching the girl one day, and Ritchie took Felecia to his mother's apartment, the Associated Press reported. She said she left the girl at the apartment alone with Ritchie … She lied to Felecia Williams’s mother, and to the police, when she first described the circumstances of the 9-year-old girl’s disappearance in May 2014. Oct 2, 2019 - Granville Ritchie Trial Day 3 Witness Eboni Wiley Part 3 #GranvilleRitchieTrial Ritchie was actually caught and jailed on drug chrages before authorities put all of the details together. Behind them was Wiley’s sister along with her mother, Sabrina Teel. “Yes, I lied. No hairs or fibers. Williams was left in the care of Eboni Wiley, a neighbor and family friend who had met Ritchie a few days earlier. On Tuesday morning, Ritchie’s defense attorney tried to cast doubt on Wiley’s credibility as she told a jury what she said was the truth. In October, Wiley pleaded guilty to lying to police during the murder investigation of the nine-year-old. Williams was left in the care of Eboni Wiley, a neighbor and family friend who had met Ritchie a few days earlier. The sentencing phase will start when court resumes Thursday, and prosecutors will ask the same panel to impose the death penalty. 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