Miami-Dade County

2 charged with murder over botched Miami robbery

Joe Dawson, left, and Daniel Williams were charged with murder Thursday.
Joe Dawson, left, and Daniel Williams were charged with murder Thursday.

Two men were charged with murder Thursday for a 2013 Christmas week robbery attempt that went wrong and ended in the death of their friend.

According to Miami police, three men — Daniel Williams, 19, Joe Dawson, 21, and Malik Carroll, 18 — approached a disabled war veteran sitting on a porch on Dec. 28 and tried to steal his gold chain.

They failed. But in the scuffle, Carroll was shot. He died a few days later. Police never said who shot Carroll, but they charged his two friends with murder.

Under Florida law if anyone dies during the commission of a crime, the perpetrators can be charged.

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