Christmas Robbery Leads to Double Murder

Tragedy during the Holidays

Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy, but for the families and friends of Loughery Dorceus and Wildet Olizia it was anything but that. These two young men, age 19 and 28, were the victims of a Christmas double homicide in Orlando on December 25, 2011.

Although both may have been murdered by the same person or people, the two victims were not murdered together. Olizia’s body was located first outside of the Murchison Terrace apartments near John Young Parkway. Neighbors heard gunshots that alerted authorities of the murder. Dorceus’s body was located after his family had reported him missing. He was found in Olizia’s car further south on John Young Parkway.

Orlando police have named at least four suspects in the double murder. Three of the suspects have already been arrested. Mordis Boudet and Artavia Lee Williams are both being charged with murder in connection with this case. Belvin Williams was arrested for providing a false alibi and lying to the police. Police are also searching for Arthur Williams, the older brother of Artavia Lee Williams, for his connection with the case.

Eighteen year old Artavia Lee Williams is being charged with two counts of first degree murder with a firearm. Twenty three year old Mordis Boudet is being charged with two counts of first degree murder, armed robbery, and armed car jacking. The name of the Orlando robbery lawyer defending him has not been mentioned in reports. Twenty one year old Belvin Williams is being charged with accessory to first degree murder after the fact.

The amount of time these men could face in jail is widely varied. Because Florida uses some form of standardized minimums, a general idea of the amount of prison time the men can face is possible. Artavia Williams could face at least 25 years in prison for first degree murder while Mordis Boudet could spend at least 20 years in prison for car jacking while possessing a firearm.

The amount of time they could spend in prison is only further impacted by the fact that there are multiple charges, double homicides and that the two murder suspects are not new to crime. Boudet had been released from prison for carrying a concealed weapon just two weeks prior to the killings. Artavia Williams was on probation for a 2008 carjacking at the time of the murders. Florida also participates in a three strike law, meaning third offenses could result in life sentences.

There isn’t a lot of information being released about the case, but police have suggested that the murders were the result of a robbery. The Orlando police or any Orlando robbery lawyer however have not released what was stolen. There also is a connection between the victims and suspects: Olizia and the murder suspect Artavia Williams were neighbors while Dorceus was the neighbor of suspect Mordis Boudet. In addition, victims Olizia and Dorceus were also known friends. This holiday tragedy unfortunately may have hit very close to home.

Author: Amir Ladan
A former assistant state attorney for Orange/Osceola Counties, Amir has handled thousands of cases and dozens of trials, ranging from DUI and traffic offenses to murder, in both adult and juvenile court.

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