A man convicted of beating a Milwaukee gas station clerk to death with a baseball bat has been sentenced to life in prison.Read More »
Despite a few recent cases in which a mental defense was raised, local judges, attorneys and court observers say there has been a decline in the frequency of the defense.Read More »
Defense attorney Frank Gimbel did not want to question his client John Spooner in court recently, but was forced to when the 76-year-old insisted upon taking the stand.Read More »
A Milwaukee man knew exactly what he was doing when he accused his teenage neighbor of burglary and then fired a bullet into the boy's chest, jurors decided Friday. The verdict essentially guarantees that 76-year-old John Henry Spooner will die behind bars.Read More »
Against the wishes of counsel, 76-year-old John Spooner took the stand Thursday afternoon during a trial to decide whether he was mentally ill when he shot and killed 13-year-old Darius Simmons in May 2012.Read More »
Prosecutors can proceed with a case against four Milwaukee police officers charged with conducting illegal strip searches of suspects, a judge ruled Friday.Read More »
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Federal immigration officials say they won’t get involved in a work release sentence for an illegal immigrant in Milwaukee County. Armando Rodriguez-Benitez was recently sentenced to 11 months in jail for driving drunk the wrong way on ...Read More »
Two Milwaukee County Circuit Court judges - Jeffrey A. Conen and Jeffrey Wagner - led the courts in facing review on appeal in 2010. Both were reviewed 23 times in 2010, and affirmed 23 times, without reversal.
"It's certainly gratifying to hear that," Judge Wagner said. "We all try to do our best."