A trial lasting more than five weeks, it took a jury of six men and five women just under four hours to find 26-year-old Taaj Muhammed guilty of murdering 30-year-old Ronniko Burchall outside of St. David’s Cricket Club on December 29, 2018.
The jury also found Mr. Muhammed guilty of using a firearm to commit the murder. Family and loved ones of Mr. Burchall cried tears of joy in the courtroom when the verdict was read out.
TNN’s Trevor Lindsay spoke with Onika Burchall moments after a jury found 26-year-old Taaj Muhammed guilty of murdering her son, 30-year-old Ronniko Burchall, on December 29, 2018.
She told Trevor that she was angry and happy at the same time and first thanked God, the Bermuda Police Service and the Prosecution team for helping her family get through this incredibly difficult time in their lives.
“ I was one of many moms who were waiting for justice for their children, and I want to urge them to never, ever give up [hope],” she said.
She encourages members of the public to say something if they know anything about criminal activity. According to her, the only way that the violence and killing will stop in Bermuda is if the community works together.
“ If we open up our minds, mouths and eyes, we can save our children,” Ms. Burchall said. “ There is nothing to be scared of but the almighty one. I received justice today and I want everyone who has lost a child to violence to have the same feeling that I have today.”
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