Monday Hearing in Milwaukee for Slain Teen Case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A 75-year-old Milwaukee man charged in the fatal shooting of his 13-year-old neighbor is scheduled to be in court.

A preliminary hearing is set for Monday for John Henry Spooner for a judge to decide whether there's enough evidence for Spooner to stand trial. He's charged with one count of first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Darius Simmons on May 31.

Spooner allegedly confronted the teen and demanded that he return items that had recently been stolen from Spooner's home. The boy told him he didn't have the property, but he allegedly shot the boy in the chest as the teen's mother watched.

Witnesses said Spooner then paced up and down the sidewalk until police arrived and arrested him.


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