John Henry Spooner
A Milwaukee man convicted of homicide this week will testify in the mental illness phase of his trial, against the advice of his attorney.
It’s unclear whether the Milwaukee man accused of gunning down the teenage neighbor whom he accused of burglary will testify on his own behalf. Seventy-six-year-old John Henry Spooner is accused of killing Darius Simmons last year outside their homes.
A surveillance video aired in a Milwaukee trial appears to show a 76-year-old man confronting his 13-year-old neighbor on the sidewalk, pointing a gun at him and firing at least twice.
With jury selection complete, opening statements are set to begin in the trial of a 76-year-old white Milwaukee man charged with gunning down a 13-year-old black neighbor whom he suspected of stealing.