Trial Begin’s For Elderly Man Who Fatally Shot His Teenage Neighbor in Milwaukee [VIDEO]
In Milwaukee the trial of 76-year-old John Spooner, who was tapped on his own surveillance system, fatally shooting 13-year-old Darius Simmons, a 6th grader, in the chest because he thought the teenager took his shot gun.
Surveillance video submitted to a court on Tuesday showed a 76-year-old white Milwaukee man fatally shooting his 13-year-old black neighbor in the chest as the teen’s mother watched. During opening statements in the trial for John Spooner, jurors saw video of 13-year-old Darius Simmons taking the trash bin in from the street on May 31, 2012. Spooner then confronts the teen on a sidewalk between their homes. He points a pistol at the teen, and then at the boy’s mother as she watches from the porch.