Elderly Milwaukee Man Convicted Of Murdering Unarmed Teenage Neighbor
The elderly Milwaukee man who shot and killed his unarmed 13-year-old neighbor whom he suspected of burglarizing his home was
rightfully recently found guilty of intentional homicide.
via Fox News
A Milwaukee man who suspected his 13-year-old neighbor of breaking into his home and stealing weapons was convicted Wednesday of fatally shooting the boy as the teen’s mother looked on.
Now, jurors will decide whether the 76-year-old defendant was mentally ill at the time.
A jury deliberated for about an hour before finding John Henry Spooner guilty of first-degree intentional homicide. Surveillance video from his own security cameras showed him confronting Darius Simmons in May 2012, pointing a gun at him from about 6 feet away and shooting him in the chest.
Spooner had entered two pleas to the homicide charge: not guilty and not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.
That set up the trial to be conducted in two phases: the first to determine whether he was guilty of the homicide, and if so, a second to determine whether he was mentally competent at the time.
SMH at the “mentally ill” defense being considered. It’s time out for making justifications for people killing young black boys because they felt like it. And in FRONT OF his mother, at that? This scumbag can go UNDER the jailhouse.
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