Darius Simmons

Regional
2:00 pm
Sat July 20, 2013

Hundreds Rally for Justice in Downtown Milwaukee

Brooke Love wore a hoodie and carried skittles, to represent what was on Trayvon Martin, when he was shot to death in Florida.

People across the country took to the streets Saturday, in support of Trayvon Martin, and to urge federal officials to bring forth charges. Milwaukee was among more than 100 cities where people participated.

Around a thousand or so people gathered in front of the federal building downtown. While the catalyst was last week’s verdict in the George Zimmerman trial in Florida, it was clear the rally here was about more.

Brooke Love came dressed in a black hoodie and carried a bag of skittles.

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Regional
7:28 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Jury Decides 76-Year-Old Killer was Sane

A relatively quick trial for John Spooner
Credit LaToya Dennis

It took a Milwaukee jury only minutes Friday, to decide John H. Spooner was mentally competent when he shot and killed 13-year-old Darius Simmons in 2012.

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Regional
4:59 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Jury Delivers Guilty Verdict, Spooner Trial Heads into Second Phase

A Milwaukee jury on Wednesday convicted a 76-year-old man of first-degree homicide. John Spooner shot and killed his 13-year old next-door neighbor last year, after accusing the teen of stealing guns.

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Regional
2:03 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Jury Convicts 76-year-old Milwaukee Man of Killing Young Neighbor

A Milwaukee jury has found John H. Spooner guilty of first-degree intentional homicide, for shooting to death 13-year-old Darius Simmons. Now the court must decide Spooner's mental state.

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Regional
3:45 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Testimony Begins in Trial of John Spooner who Killed his Teenage Neighbor

The mother of the 13-year-old victim of John Henry Spooner testified at Spooner’s trial on Tuesday.

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Regional
4:33 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Racially-Charged Trial Starts for Milwaukee Man Accused of Killing Young Neighbor

A white Milwaukee man is accused of shooting to death his young, black neighbor, Darius Simmons.
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