Milwaukee Boy, 14, Charged as Adult in Fatal Shooting of 2 Brothers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 14-year-old boy accused of killing two teenage brothers during a failed home robbery in suburban Milwaukee told investigators he fired his gun after getting scared during a struggle with one of the victims, according to charging documents filed Wednesday.
Investigators allege the boy and a 13-year-old friend planned to steal money and marijuana from the West Ellis home on Sunday. The younger boy said the pair left with nothing, the Milwaukee District Attorney’s Office said in court documents.
Killed in the shootings were 17-year-old Trajan “Tra” Edwards and 19-year-old Croshian “CJ” Edwards. The documents say the 14-year-old suspect knew the victims and had been stopping by their house to hang out for the last three months.
The 14-year-old boy is charged as an adult with two counts of first-degree reckless homicide and attempted armed robbery. Court records don’t list a defense attorney, and a working publicly listed phone number for his family couldn’t be found. The 13-year-old is expected to be charged as a juvenile, prosecutors said.
The younger boy told a police detective the pair had planned the robbery for a week. He said he had a hammer to “smash” Trajan’s fingers or “bust his knee caps a little” …Read the Rest
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