MILWAUKEE (AP) — The prosecutor who convicted a Milwaukee girl of killing her step-grandfather after he poured her milk down the drain says the victim’s family didn’t want the young teenager tried as an adult.
The girl was 13 at the time of the slaying two years ago. She said she only stabbed the 48-year-old man after he began choking her.
She was initially charged as an adult with first-degree intentional homicide and could have faced life in prison.
But assistant district attorney Kevin Shomin agreed Tuesday to have her case waived to juvenile court, where she was sentenced to one to six years in custody. She could remain under supervision until age 25.
Shomin said Wednesday he hopes the sentence is a fair compromise that provides the girl the help she needs.