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Milwaukee man is guilty of killing 2 women, 2 kids

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A jury has found a 22-year-old man guilty of killing two children and two women in Milwaukee.

Desmond Laster and 24-year-old Anthony Barnes were accused of going with 19-year-old Brittney Robertson to her apartment and helping rob her roommate Rachel Thompson. According to the criminal complaint, Robertson stabbed Thompson and helped Laster suffocate Thompson’s 3- and 4-year-old sons on Feb. 26, 2010.

Robertson and Laster then allegedly set the apartment ablaze before taking Thompson’s 6-week-old son. Robertson later left him outside a church before Barnes allegedly shot her to death.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the prosecutor called Laster’s alibi preposterous during trial.

Barnes agreed to plead guilty in exchange for prosecutors’ recommendation of a sentence of 30 to 35 years.

Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,


  1. A real monster child killer, wow gets 4 life sentences big deal, it figures Wisconsin has some of the worst killers and carries no death penalty, soon all the worst homicidal murderers will go to all no death states cuz they can be extra heinous and only get life in prison, that is an incentive for all killers.

  2. Burn them alive.

  3. For revenge is mine this saith the Lord..

  4. All these killers were tortured as children…beaten, smacked around, screamed at to shut the F up upon threat of more violence…and we expect them to grow up to be fine law abiding citizens? Keep dreaming. Every generation who abuses its children should also be jailed for what they’ve created. These people may even have brain damage from the head injuries of the constant beatings. It’ll never end but always remember, monsters are made, not born.

  5. I just saw this on Ice Cold Killers and I am in tears.. I can’t even wrap my head around such evil. The woman that started this…at least she got what she deserved. So twisted and delusional.. If you do not know what I am referencing please look up this story in its entirety.. I am always able to put myself into the shoes/places of others.. I had a bf once that I was crazy about, He had a little girl and he was still so in love with the mother. I wanted so badly for him to love me the way he loved her and that daughter of his, but I never once EVER thought ” HEY let’s befriend her and kill her and take the little girl, and then we can be one big happy family together!” That is freaking NUTS! Yet, that is what happened here… and worse. I also do not understand ppl who do not believe in the death penalty.. I Just wonder would they still feel that way if their family was taken.. But now that I think on it.. I have seen those ppl say the same thing.. That they or the person they loved who is now gone did not believe in the death penalty.. Just boggles my mind.

  6. To Catherine Jan 10th, 2021

    I am the uncle of Rachel Thompson who you may or may not have seen on the show “Ice Cold Killers” I would like you to understand that me and my family had to sit through 2 weeks of testimony from family, friends and fellow inmates of Desmond Lastner and Anthony Barnes, and these were NOT mistreated, abused children whom grew to be “dysfunctional adults” these were normal children with normal childhoods who grew to be “EVIL ADULTS” You may think that every rapist and murder has been abused or molested, well I am here to tell you THAT IS NOT THE CASE, some people have an EVIL in them that they CHOOSE to follow, after his inaction while my niece and her 2 babies were being VIOLETLY murdered, Anthony Barnes look at our family at sentencing and told us of his childhood being something that he cherished, and he couldn’t believe that he would be a part of taking away the chance of children like Torian and Jayden to have the same memories of growing up that he had, so your “Pitty the poor murderer” theory goes out the window in this case, and I’m willing to bet my life if it was YOUR daughter and 2 grandkids that were murdered, you would have your hand on the switch if it came to an execution.

  7. Respect to Todd Moreno for leaving this comment, and thank you for sharing.

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