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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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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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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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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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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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.
If you are facing drug trafficking charges, you should only trust experienced criminal lawyers to defend you and your rights. Our attorneys of Kohler & Hart fight to defend people in Milwaukee who have been charged with criminal offenses and have many years of experience successfully defending our clients. Call 888-565-7597 today to discuss your defense options and how we can help you.
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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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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Posted on Monday, November 11th, 2013 at 4:32 pm
According to a recent article in the Journal Sentinel, Larry Sanders, who plays center for the Milwaukee Bucks, will not face criminal charges for an incident that took place last weekend.
According to a police statement, a 26-year-old man from Sussex claims he was struck with a bottle in an altercation that took place at a Milwaukee nightclub. Sanders was not named directly in the report.
Michael Hart, Sanders’ lawyer, reported that he “met with the Milwaukee County district attorney’s office this morning, and after thorough review they have determined that Mr. Sanders has no criminal culpability and won’t be charged.”
Larry Drew, who has been working with and mentoring Sanders since he took over as coach of the Bucks this summer, says that he hopes Sanders will be able to learn from this incident and that he and everyone else on the team are dedicated to helping Sanders move forward.
Posted on Monday, November 4th, 2013 at 5:22 pm
On October 29, Defabian Golden of Racine, was sentenced to nine years of jail for his involvement in the December 2009 drug deal that resulted in a violent shooting. In addition to his imprisonment, Golden will be subjected to 14 years of extended supervision.
Though Golden orchestrated the drug deal, he allegedly did not intend for firearms to be present. He later identified 26 year-old Milwaukee resident, Maurice Collins as the shooter. Collins now faces two charges of attempted first-degree homicide, two counts of attempted armed robbery, and felony possession of a firearm.
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