“Because it wasn’t intentional,” she said. RELATED: Granville Ritchie sentenced to death for murder of 9-year-old Felecia Williams, RELATED: Jury recommends Granville Ritchie receive death penalty, RELATED: Granville Ritchie found guilty of murdering 9-year-old girl, RELATED: Disturbing testimony continues in the Granville Ritchie murder trial, RELATED: Affidavit reveals conflicting stories of girl's death. Wiley, donning a black coat, apologized through heavy sobs. Ritchie was given a sentence of death by 13th Circuit Court Judge Michelle Sisco for the murder of Demerson's daughter, Felecia Williams in 2014. Granville Ritchie was sentenced to death for Williams' murder last month. Granville Ritchie, 41 were charged under multiple sections of first-degree murder, sexual battery, and aggravated child abuse in September 2019. By 4:30 p.m., they returned the guilty verdict. A PEDO was given the death penalty for raping and strangling a nine-year-old girl and hiding her body in suitcase. Closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday and the jury began deliberating. [ SCOTT KEELER | Times ] … Granville Ritchie, 35, is charged with first degree murder, capital sexual battery and aggravated child abuse for the death of Felecia Williams. Prosecutors said the phone call was made by Williams when she was alone in a Temple Terrace apartment with Ritchie. According to court documents Felecia Williams was brought to Ritchie home and was left alone with the child predator. “How could you be so stupid to leave my sister with a man you didn’t even know, that she didn’t even know?” said Charlecia Adams. Investigators said Williams disappeared after she was left alone with Ritchie at his apartment. Granville Ritchie, 41, was convicted of killing and raping Felecia Williams in Florida in May 2014. On Friday morning, Hillsborough Circuit Judge Michelle Sisco sentenced Granville Ritchie to death for the May 16, 2014, murder of 9-year-old … But it was one they were forced to accept. Eboni Wiley admitted that she lied to police during an investigation of the 2014 disappearance of 9-year-old Felecia Williams, who had been murdered. TAMPA, Fla. — There was no shortage of disturbing testimony Monday in the murder trial of Granville Ritchie, the man accused of sexually assaulting … She spoke of how the family is haunted by how she died so young and so horrifically. In her court testimony during Ritchie’s trial, she told the story of what happened. Standing before the judge, Wiley again apologized. He presented testimony from Peter Bursten, a psychologist, who described how Wiley has suffered from depression and post-traumatic stress, among other problems. People are frustrated over the unknown with the second stimulus check, 10 Weather: Temps take a tumble on Christmas, Welcome to Tampa, NBA! It was an outcome Felecia’s family said was too light. TAMPA (WFLA) – The same jury that convicted Granville Ritchie of raping and killing 9-year-old Felecia Williams unanimously decided Friday night he should be put to death. Ritchie claimed she had run off after he gave her money to buy candy at a nearby CVS store. TAMPA, FL — On Friday, the father of a 9-year-old girl who was raped, killed and placed in a suitcase that was thrown off the Courtney Campbell Causeway in May 2014 … “I’m so embarrassed and heartbroken.”. Ritchie … I don’t deserve jail time. Judge Michelle Sisco sentenced defendant Granville Ritchie to death, Friday, for the murder of Demerson's daughter Felecia Williams in 2014. While there, Ritchie gave Wiley an Ecstasy pill and suggested she should go buy some marijuana. Felecia Williams was killed in 2014. On … “I’m sorry,” she said. The cold-blooded rapist murdered of Felecia Williams Rape and Murder case in Florida was sentenced to death by the court. “Why didn’t you call 911 when my baby was missing?”. Raptors open new season tonight, Moons around Uranus may have subsurface oceans, Granville Ritchie sentenced to death for murder of 9-year-old Felecia Williams, Jury recommends Granville Ritchie receive death penalty, Granville Ritchie found guilty of murdering 9-year-old girl, Disturbing testimony continues in the Granville Ritchie murder trial, Affidavit reveals conflicting stories of girl's death. She pleaded guilty to providing false information to law enforcement in a missing person investigation involving a child. Ritchie's trial in September 2019 took nearly two weeks, but a guilty verdict came down just four hours after the jury heard closing arguments. In that time, she has lived with the looming threat of a long period of incarceration. Wiley said she and Ritchie then concocted a lie, saying Wiley and Ritchie’s mother were in the apartment, not him, and that the little girl wandered off while Wiley was in the shower. Eboni Wiley was charged with lying to police in the 2014 death of 9-year-old Felecia Williams. But Hillsborough Circuit Judge Samantha Ward disagreed, sentencing her to 75 days, plus five years of probation. Granville Ritchie, 41, was convicted of first-degree murder, sexual battery, and aggravated child abuse in connection with the death of Felecia Williams. Granville Ritchie is accused of killing the 9-year-old child. Granville Ritchie is accused of murdering 9-year-old Felecia Williams in May of 2014. Granville Ritchie was sentenced to death for Williams' murder last month. “And that’s a level of punishment that, in and of itself, is unrelenting.”. Prosecutors also used key witnesses to poke holes in Ritchie's alibi for the night the 9-year-old disappeared. It lingered even after she testified as the state’s star witness in the 2019 trial of Granville Ritchie, her one-time love interest, who was convicted of the girl’s rape and murder and now sits on death row. Witness links Granville Ritchie to 9-year-old murder victim, Granville Ritchie, who murdered 9-year-old Tampa girl, sentenced to death by judge, Tampa wants better roads more than mass transit, poll says. Granville Ritchie, the man convicted of sexually battering and killing 9-year-old Felicia Williams in 2014, could receive the death sentence after Friday's juror recommendation. Granville Ritchie … During the trial, Wiley said when she came back, she found Ritchie shirtless and he told her Felecia had gone on her own to a nearby drugstore for candy. Wiley took the girl to Ritchie's flat and left her alone with him to … Ritchie was convicted in September 2019, of … “Even though it has been six years, it feels like six days,” she said. Her body was later found in an area off the Courtney Campbell Causeway. BREAKING NEWS | Judge sentences Granville Ritchie to death for the 2014 rape and murder of 9-year-old Felecia Williams. The next day, when Felecia still had not come home, she says she confronted Ritchie asking him if he had anything to do with it. Cell phone records showed Ritchie in the area where Williams' body was later found. “It wasn’t intentional to tell a lie?” Ward asked. Ritchie is accused of raping, killing and stuffing the body of … Star witness in Tampa 9-year-old's murder pleads guilty to lying to police, 'He sold me a dream." Felecia Demerson, the girl’s mother, said that her daughter would have just celebrated her 16th birthday if she were alive today. On May 16, 2014, Wiley complained to Ritchie that Felecia had gotten her in trouble by coming by the nursing home where she worked. She’d been raped and strangled to death. And, leaves and sand taken from Ritchie's car also matched those found at the crime scene. On Friday, a Florida judge sentenced a man to death for the 2014 rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl. Wiley faces charges for lying to police in the death of Felecia Williams. In an emotionally charged, four-hour hearing, Wiley wept as Felecia’s family members took the witness stand one-by-one and berated her. She described being charmed by Ritchie’s Jamaican accent, his affection for her and his talk of a wealthy future. Felecia Williams was a 9-year-old girl whom he brutally assaulted and then killed. A Florida man is on trial in the alleged murder of 9-year-old Felecia Nicole Williams. “I’m sorry I made a wrong decision, a not-thinking decision,” she said. “People hate her because of what she’s done,” Brancato said. She was supposed to be taking care of Williams that day. Previous stories on 2014 murder case. Assistant Public Defender Rocky Brancato asked that the judge spare her jail. 3 Granville Ritchie, 41, was sentenced to death on Friday for killing and raping a nine-year-old girl Credit: Hillsborough County Jai “I’m so sorry. In exchange, prosecutors said they would seek a sentence of no more than six months in jail, followed by five years probation. Granville Ritchie, 41, received the death penalty on Friday, nearly a year after a jury reached a unanimous guilty verdict. TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – In a remarkable show of strength and humility, the father of Felecia Williams, a 9-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in 2014, forgave his daughter’s killer in … But she didn’t deserve jail, she said. TAMPA — It’s been six years since Eboni Wiley lied to Felecia Williams’ family — and the police — about the circumstances of the 9-year-old girl’s disappearance. Wiley told Felecia’s mother the girl had run off while she was taking a shower at the apartment. TAMPA (WFLA) – Testimony continued into its second week in the murder trial of Granville Ritchie. In court Friday, Assistant State Attorney Scott Harmon acknowledged that prosecutors likely could not have secured Ritchie’s conviction without Wiley’s testimony. She had met Granville Ritchie a few days before Felecia’s disappearance. A Florida man faces the death penalty after being convicted of murdering a 9-year-old girl when she was left alone with him in 2014, PEOPLE confirms. She will be sentenced by a different judge at a later date. Wiley agreed in October to plead guilty to a charge of providing false information during a missing person investigation. Williams was last seen on May 16, 2014 Ritchie’s mother’s apartment in Temple […] But he emphasized the multiple lies she told and how they hampered the initial investigation. Ritchie and Wiley were watching the girl one day and took her to his mother’s apartment. HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Granville Ritchie will face death for the rape and murder of 9-year-old Felecia Williams, a judge decided on … Later that day, they picked up Felecia at her mother’s east Tampa home. Ritchie’s cell phone data, among other evidence, linked him to the location. Temple Terrace Police Department calls him a … The judge asked why. She later told Temple Terrace police the girl vanished while she and Ritchie had sex. Published on May 22, 2014 ABC Action News digs into Granville Ritchie's past after his arrest on drug charges. In her often-disturbing testimony, Wiley also admitted she took drugs and had sex with Ritchie the same night Felecia went missing. BELOW: Live updates from court. Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. “You did do it on purpose,” the judge said. She also expressed concern that Felecia had recently been in trouble for stealing. A key piece of evidence from prosecutors was a seconds-long 911 phone call from Ritchie's phone. Later that night, they agreed to lie about what happened. TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - A jury of his peers has found Granville Ritchie guilty of murder in the 2014 killing of 9-year-old Felecia Williams. Last month, Granville Ritchie was sentenced to death for William's murder nearly a year after he was found guilty. She admitted that she had made mistakes, which carried profound consequences. "Our office poured our heart and soul into convicting Felecia’s murderer and securing a death sentence, which Ms. Wiley’s testimony made possible. Ritchie suggested they counsel the girl. Ritchie sexually assaulted and strangled the girl while Wiley went to buy marijuana, prosecutors said. TAMPA, Fla. — Appearing in court virtually Friday morning, Eboni Wiley took a plea deal for lying to police in the death of 9-year-old Felecia Williams in 2014. Police say Granville Ritchie raped and murdered Felecia Williams and placed her body in a suitcase and then left her by the Courtney Campbell Causeway in 2014. She said she left the girl at the apartment alone with Ritchie to go buy marijuana. When she returned, Felecia was missing. They drove to an apartment that belonged to Ritchie’s mother in the Doral Oaks complex in Temple Terrace. “That’s the wrong answer,” the judge said. The details of the case were indeed shocking. The judge agrees to push back Granville Ritchie's trial to September in the 2014 murder of Felecia Williams. Wiley was a friend of Felecia’s family and considered herself to be a mother-like figure to the girl. I’m sorry, I don’t deserve it.”. Wiley was gone for about 50 minutes, leaving Felecia with Ritchie. A PEDO was given the death penalty for raping and strangling a nine-year-old girl and hiding her body in suitcase. Ritchie, 41, was dating 9-year-old Felecia Williams’ neighbor, Eboni Wiley, in May 2014, prosecutors said. Witness links Granville Ritchie to 9-year-old murder victim She described being charmed by Ritchie’s Jamaican accent, his affection for her and … An investigation found Ritchie was dating the family's neighbour, Eboni Wiley, in May 2014, prosecutors said. 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