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John Henry Spooner

Apr 30, 2014

Case delayed for Milwaukee man who killed neighbor (UPDATE)

A Milwaukee County judge has postponed a decision on whether to bypass a trial in the civil case of John Henry Spooner, who shot and killed his teenage neighbor as the boy's mother watched in horror.

Jul 26, 2013

Spooner questions fairness of trial

John Henry Spooner wrote a letter to his local newspaper on the day he was convicted of killing his teenage neighbor, wondering whether he got a fair trial and asking for help in getting the truth out.

Jul 19, 2013

Jury: Spooner sane when he killed teen neighbor (UPDATE)

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.

Jul 18, 2013

Despite attorney’s concerns, Spooner declared competent to testify (UPDATE)

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.

Jul 17, 2013

Defense wrestles with evidence in Spooner guilty verdict (UPDATE)

In defending a 76-year-old man seen shooting and killing a teenager in footage from his own surveillance camera, defense attorney Frank Gimbel said he had no choice but to concede that his client was guilty of homicide.

Jul 16, 2013

Prosecutor: Video shows Wisconsin man killing teen

The trial for a Milwaukee man accused of gunning down his 13-year-old neighbor whom he suspected of stealing opened Tuesday with prosecutors promising to show jurors a video of the slaying.

Jul 15, 2013

Man faces trial for shooting teen neighbor (UPDATE)

Jury selection began Monday in the case of a 76-year-old white man charged with gunning down a 13-year-old black boy last year on a Milwaukee sidewalk over a theft allegation.

Jun 11, 2012

Wis. man, 75, pleads not guilty in slain teen case

A 75-year-old Milwaukee man will stand trial in the fatal shooting of his 13-year-old neighbor.


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