Milwaukee mother seeks judgment in son's slaying - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Milwaukee mother seeks judgment in son's slaying

Posted: Updated:
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Milwaukee County judge will consider whether to bypass a trial in the civil case of a woman whose neighbor shot and killed her teenage son after accusing the boy of stealing his shotguns.

Patricia Larry's attorneys have asked a judge to enter summary judgment Wednesday against 77-year-old John Henry Spooner.  That means the judge would rule in her favor without actually holding a trial.

Larry's attorneys argue that a jury already convicted Spooner of killing 13-year-old Darius Simmons in 2012.  They say there's no point holding another trial because there's no question Spooner was the killer.

Spooner's attorney says there needs to be a trial because there's still question about Spooner's sanity.

Spooner has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole.

Most Viewed Content

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKOW. 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 public inspection file should contact Anna Engelhart at 608-661-2767. 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