Often when tensions run high, there can be words that are angrily exchanged. Rarely does this type of exchange result in violence. Unfortunately, police in Wisconsin have recently taken a man into custody who is now facing felony charges related to a woman’s death that happened several months ago.
The incident that led to the man’s arrest happened during the early morning hours of a day in Sept. 2018. One witness claims that she and the alleged victim, a 34-year-old woman, rented a hall for a birthday party; the party lasted into the early morning hours. Reports indicate that the now-deceased woman and a relative of the defendant became involved in an argument; the defendant is said to have fired a gun in the air at the time.
Afterward, the relative claims that he was walking with the defendant and victim toward an alley; according to his report, there did not seem to be any tension between the two at the time. However, he claims soon afterward that he heard the woman ask the defendant if she was going to shoot her followed by several shots. The relative claims he fled the scene out of fear for his life; the woman died, reportedly due to injuries suffered in the shooting. The man was charged soon afterward but was only recently taken into custody.
The man faces felony charges as a result of the incident, including possession of a firearm by a felon and intentional homicide with use of a dangerous weapon; he is being held on a $100,000 cash bond. Unfortunately, the accusations against him are serious. The decisions that the Wisconsin man makes in the coming days will likely have a significant impact on the rest of his life. As such, he may feel more confident in his ability to make informed decisions with an experienced criminal defense attorney on his side.