Family of slain Wis. teen says boy was no thief - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Family of slain Wis. teen says boy was no thief

Posted:

 

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The family of a teenager whose neighbor allegedly shot and killed him this week following a burglary says the boy was in school at the time of the theft.

   Betty McCuiston is the aunt of Darius Simmons. The 13-year-old was shot in front of his home Thursday while his mother watched.

   Prosecutors say the shooter is John Henry Spooner, who lives next door.

   At a news conference Saturday, McCuiston said Darius walked outside and was confronted by Spooner. She says Darius denied stealing anything and put his hands in the air, but Spooner shot him in the chest.

   Spooner is charged with first-degree intentional homicide. A judge Saturday set cash bond of $300,000. Spooner was represented by public defender John C. Moore, who did not immediately return a message Saturday.

 

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WQOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact News Director Dan Schillinger at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.