Ramon Rosario, Member of the "Head Shot Committee," Gets 270 Years Up the River
Ramon Rosario, a 19-year-old member of a racketeering enterprise known as the "Head Shot Committee," was sentenced yesterday to 270 years in prison for what the State Attorney's Office calls a string of crimes that "terrorized the northern end of Palm Beach County during the spring and early summer of 2010."
That string of crimes ended when Rosario, who goes by "Whiteboy," and his alleged codefendants got into a gunbattle with a Boca Raton police officer during a robbery in south Palm Beach County.
"Whiteboy" was the only one of his pals to plead guilty to charges as part of the "Head Shot Committee," as Verno "V" Remuscard, Marcus "Mark-Bo" Perry, Jeffery "Smoke" King, as well as Brandon Cameron and Joseph Harris -- who apparently missed the nicknaming meeting -- are all awaiting trial on various charges.
Rosario pleaded guilty in December to his charges, which included three counts of home-invasion robbery with a firearm, three counts of kidnapping with a firearm, two counts of conspiracy to commit home-invasion robbery with a firearm, and one count each of racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering, attempt to commit a home-invasion robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault with a firearm on a law enforcement officer, grand theft of a motor vehicle while in possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and discharging a firearm in public.
According to the indictment from the Palm Beach State Attorney's Office, Rosario's crime spree started around mid-May 2010 -- when he was 17 years old -- with the first incident being forcing his way, allegedly with his codefendants, into a man's home, and kidnapping him with a gun while robbing his house.
That same pattern of crimes was committed almost daily until June 8, 2010, when the State Attorney's Office says "Rosario and some of his co-defendants exchanged gunfire with a Boca Raton police officer as they conspired to commit a home invasion robbery in the south end of Palm Beach County."
While six of Rosario's charges carry maximum sentences of life in prison, his sentence was delivered as a total of 270 years in prison -- which includes a 50-year mandatory minimum.
His rap sheet has an even longer conviction history that includes grand theft, burglary, and probation violations.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss New Times Broward-Palm Beach's biggest stories.