Murder Trial: Expert & Victim’s Father Testify

June 17, 2011

A forensic pathologist and the father of the murder victim testified today [June 17] during the murder trial of the two brothers who stand accused.

The murder trial of Ronniko Burchall, 22, and his half brother Leroy Symons, 20,  began yesterday [June 16] in the Supreme Court.

Both men are accused of being involved in the murder of Shane Minors, who was found dead in the entrance of his home in South Terrace, Friswell’s Hill, Pembroke on December 17, 2009.

Mr Burchall [below left] is alleged to be the actual shooter, while Mr Symons [below right] is alleged to have provided assistance.

ronniko burchall—–leroy symons bermuda

The jury has already heard that Mr Minors was not part of a gang, however his brother Shaki Minors was said to be affiliated with 42nd, and it is believed that is why he was targeted. It is alleged that the shooting of Mr Minors was in a retaliation from Parkside for the murder of 22-year-old Gary ‘Fingas’ Cann, which occurred only two days prior.

Today the murder victim’s father took the stand, and described the events of the night. He explained that his son lived in the apartment below the main house. He said that at approximately 1:15am that night, he was woken by noises, got up and looked out of his windows, however he did not see anything out of the ordinary so went back to sleep.

He said that later that morning someone knocked on his door and told him something was wrong with his son Shane. He went to check, and found his son laying on the ground with his head on the steps.

He leaned down to check on his son and could not get a response, so called 911 and requested both the Police and an ambulance. The Police arrived first, and soon told him that his son had been shot, and was dead.

Also testifying today was forensic pathologist Christopher Milroy, who said that Mr Minors was shot twice, and died within minutes of the shooting.

Both men deny the charges, and the trial continues…

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  1. Me says:

    Nothing hurts a teacher more than seeing one of his ex-students charged with something like this.

    • YES MATE! says:

      Yes there is something that hurts a teacher more and that is seeing an ex-student shot to death.

  2. blind young person..... says:

    THAT IS SAD HE SAW HIS SON DEAD WHAT A SAD SITUATION YOU CANT PAY NO RESPECT TO THIS CRAZY GENERATIONS THEY NEED STRICTER AND CONSTRUCTIVE EDUCATION

  3. KEEP IT REAL says:

    SHANE MINORS WAS THE NICEST PERSON EVER! HE TOOK CARE OF HIS DAUGHTER AS A SINGLE FATHER, HE WORKED HARD TO PROVIDE FOR HER. HE WAS HUMBLE, FUNNY, AND WOULDN’T HURT A FLY.

    HOW COULD ANYONE KILL SHANE? THATS JUST UNHEARD OF AND COLD HEARTED.

  4. WHATEVER says:

    Just OUTRAGED!

  5. True dat says:

    I remember when I heard shane got shot and killed i was like WTF!!! Why!!!! What about his baby girl…. :/ still hurt.. :(

  6. RIP Uncle Shane says:

    I am honestly pissed at what happened to my uncle. These lot don’t realize what they’re doing to each other. Shane wasnt just my cousin or uncle. He was like a father-figure to me and you idiots took him from me and his daughter…

    If only you could feel what we feel; You would regret even looking at the friggin gun… Justice needs to be served like now.

    Bermuda needs serious help. I’m tired of going to funerals & im tired of losing uncles & cousins to stupid crap. Grow the hell up and stop taking lives.