Second suspect in violin theft expected pleads not guilty

Posted on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 at 7:41 pm    

Milwaukee resident, Universal Knowledge Allah, 36, a suspect in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin, was arraigned on Wednesday, March 26. He plead not guilty to felony robbery along with the other suspect, Salah Salahadyn.

According to prosecutors, Allah was the source of the stun gun used to immobilize violin aficionado, Frank Almond. Salahadyn was accused of conceiving of the plan to steal the 300- year-old Stradivarius. The violin was lost for 9 days before police located it.

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Four people charged for assaulting man

Posted on Friday, March 21st, 2014 at 4:57 pm    

Four adults were charged for beating a 40-year-old man and leaving him in a Crandon forest clearing.

The man was found on Wednesday, March 19 with critical blunt force injuries and severe frostbite.

Prosecutor accounts show that one of the suspects met the victim in an online dating site a few weeks before the beating. According to the police investigation, the suspects assaulted the victim because they believed that he was a pedophile.

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Milwaukee sentenced for fatal bar shooting

Posted on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at 4:54 pm    

On Thursday, February 27 Phillip Green, 40, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for first-degree reckless homicide.

In May of 2013 Green shot and killed Ernest Banks, 26, during a bar fight. Witnesses confirmed that, though Banks started the fight, he was not armed.

Banks’ mother, brother, and wife asked Judge Jeffrey Wagner to give Green a maximum sentence of 40 to 45 years in prison. Despite their requests, Assistant District Attorney, Grant Huebner granted him 20-25 years in prison for having no previous criminal record, calling 911 after the shot was fired, and cooperating with the local authorities regarding the case.

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Two men charged in Stradivarius violin theft

Posted on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 at 8:24 pm    

On Friday, February 7 two men were charged in Milwaukee for the theft of a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin.

In January, 41-year-old Salah Salahadyn and 36-year-old Universal Knowledge Allah stole the $5 million violin from a musician after shocking him with a stun gun.

The violin was recovered last Wednesday, February 5 in mint condition. Salahadyn could face up to 15 years in prison.

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Shootings in Milwaukee on Tuesday, January 28

Posted on Friday, February 7th, 2014 at 9:26 pm    

Three different shootings occurred in Milwaukee on Tuesday, January 28. In one, 21-year-old Ikeem Cantrell was shot near West Leon Terrace Road in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The man, whom police authorities consider a suspect, is reportedly being treated at and confined to Froedtert Hospital and was listed under critical condition.

According to investigators, Cantrell’s victim managed to overpower Cantrell, who has had a lengthy criminal history involving armed robbery and illegal possession of firearms, and shot him multiple times.

A second shooting incident happened in the basement of a home near Locust and N. 28th Street. Reports state that five teenagers were playing with a shotgun, when it went off, causing them to sustain minor injuries to the legs. Investigations are still being conducted to determine how the five were able to get the handgun, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said.

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Conviction of man who killed girlfriend with ice pick in Wisconsin upheld

Posted on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 at 7:47 pm    

A three-judge panel of the District 1 Court of Appeals in Wisconsin said in a ruling made on Tuesday, January 14 that 66-year-old Milwaukee resident Eddie Lee Anthony was properly convicted for killing his 43-year-old girlfriend, Sabrina Junior, back in 2010 with an ice pick, thus declining his pleas to let him testify that the killing was done in self-defense.

Anthony is serving life imprisonment for the death of Junior.

Court records showed that the pair’s 11-year-old daughter was hiding in a closet with two other children when she saw Anthony follow Junior into their bedroom holding a 10-inch ice pick, which Anthony then used to repeatedly stab Junior 45 times.

The daughter said then that after her mother stopped screaming she saw her father packing clothes into a bag and leaving their house.

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Judge moves Black River Falls murder case forward

Posted on Friday, December 20th, 2013 at 2:05 pm    

Judge Thomas Lister ruled in a two-hour hearing on Thursday, December 12 that there was enough evidence to continue trying 37-year-old Milwaukee, Wisconsin resident Michael Harmon for homicide. Harmon allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend, 34-year-old Angela Nelson, last summer in Black River Falls.

Harmon, whose dad was a police officer for 34 years, told law enforcement agents that he and Nelson fought verbally and physically before grappling with one another over a 9-millimeter handgun. The handgun then went off, shooting Nelson in the head.

However, former state Division of Criminal Investigation agent and current investigator for the Black River Falls police John Christophersen said the shot that struck Nelson in the head must have been fired from more than 3 or 4 feet away, noting that “based on conversations with Mr. Harmon and Dr. (Vincent) Trankita (Dane County medical examiner), that the gun could not have discharged at the distance that Mr. Harmon is claiming it did.”

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Sheboygan man convicted for role in drug trafficking

Posted on Sunday, December 15th, 2013 at 5:30 pm    

30-year-old Sheboygan, Wisconsin local Randy Martinez, who also goes by the alias Robin Lee Martinez, was sentenced to spend more than 10 years in jail for his role in a complex drug cartel that smuggled cocaine and marijuana from Texas to Wisconsin, including Manitowoc County, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office issued on Tuesday, December 10.

Balderas was a member of the so-called Balderas Organization, which allegedly brought 10 pounds of cocaine and more than a thousand pounds of marijuana to Wisconsin, including the Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties and their surrounding areas.

The group operated by loading a car with hidden drugs and following the car that carried the cargo to make sure the load arrives at its destination. The cars usually contained less than 50 pounds of marijuana, because it is common practice for Texas law enforcers to confiscate the drug at that small amount and release the carrier without filing charges.

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DOJ to review criminal cases in which evidence obtained via warrantless surveillance was used

Posted on Monday, December 2nd, 2013 at 10:07 pm    

Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. announced that the United States Department of Justice will be performing a thorough and intensive review of all criminal cases in which the government used evidence that was obtained via its warrant-less surveillance program and will be informing the defendants of the information it has uncovered through such means.

Holder also discussed his future job plans and the case of Dzokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon suspect. He said he will “certainly stay in this job well into 2014” and noted that he is set to decide by January whether to ask for the death penalty for 20-year-old Tsarnaev, if he should be found guilty of the crime.

He said he will consider separate recommendations from the U.S. attorney in Boston, Carmen Ortiz, Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole, a Justice department review committee, and counselor to the attorney general Channing Phillips.

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Wisconsin cousins face charges for robbery and homicide

Posted on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 4:19 pm    

Ronnie Vang, a convicted burglar, stolen property dealer, and car thief, is currently on trial with his cousin in the Sacramento Superior Court. Both Ronnie and his cousin, Joson, are on trial for a 2009 robbery turned murder in Sacramento County, Wisconsin.

Ronnie shot and killed Keith Fessler when he awoke to the two cousins robbing his house. As a result of this homicide, the District Attorney’s office is seeking the death penalty for the first time in 10 years.

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