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The bail reduction requested by a 10-year-old Wisconsin boy accused of shooting and killing his mother has been denied.

Ten-year-old Wisconsin boy's bail reduction request was denied.

By Amanda SeatonPublished 6 months ago 4 min read

According to Milwaukee police, a 10-year-old boy has been charged with fatally shooting his mother through the eye and out the back of her head. In the aftermath of a heated argument with his mother, he decided to shoot her. His mother said that he could not order a virtual reality headset from the store because she said he could not order one online. Consequently, based on the circumstances surrounding the death of his mother, he has now been charged with first-degree intentional homicide. A number of media reports claim that just a day after shooting his mother, he ordered a VR headset on Amazon using a credit card owned by his mother.

In the aftermath of the shooting, the young boy reportedly woke up his 26-year-old sister and told her what had happened. At that point, she found their mother, Quiana Mann, and called 911, according to reports. The young boy confessed to police that he knew guns were dangerous and had the potential to kill people. The boy admitted to police that he had taken the key to the gun cabinet when his mother fell asleep around 6:30 in the evening the night before the shooting. His sister told police that her little brother suffers from anger problems and that he gets angry very quickly. It was also reported that the young boy told authorities that he had five imaginary people talking to him. This coincided with the fact that family members of the young boy informed authorities that he had psychological issues, which correlated with his behavior.

As a gesture of goodwill to his family, his attorney requested that the amount in his piggy bank be used as payment for bail. Attorney Cunningham and her client were seeking a reduction in bail from $50,000.00 to $100.00. The attorney for the young boy, Angela Cunningham, stated in her statement to the judge that the young boy was an indigent child in need of assistance. In addition, Cunningham informed the judge that he had a little over $100.00 in his piggy bank at the time of his arrest. He also stated that he was unable to earn an income anywhere else. The report included a discussion between Cunningham and the pre-teen regarding the possibility of posting something. During the course of our conversation, he described how he had collected savings throughout the years and how his piggy bank was filled with them. These savings came from gifts, gifts received as birthday gifts, and scavenging through sofa cushions, Cunningham told Judge Carroll.

Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Jane Carroll denied the criminal defendant's request for a bail reduction in response to his application for a bail reduction in the case. Furthermore, if the child is successful at posting bail and is allowed to be released on his own recognizance after posting bail, the court restricts his right to travel. In order to ensure the safety of the boy, Milwaukee County Prosecutor, Paul Dedinsky, asked that the judge place restrictions on him. This restriction will allow him to be released back into the custody of his family if bail is posted in his case. In short, there is no indication whether or not these restrictions will be implemented in the near future, or if they will ever be implemented at all.

Attorney Cunningham, who is representing the defendant in this case, believes that it is quite unusual for a state to require that a child charged as an adult be placed in the custody of a family member during the court's pretrial phase. Due to the fact that the unnamed minor has been charged with crimes equivalent to those of an adult in Wisconsin, this argument has arisen. However, the prosecutor in the case contends that because the 10-year-old boy is incapable of caring for himself, he will need to be placed in the care of family members to ensure his safety.

In spite of this, the arguments are irrelevant to the issue at hand. As a result of the current circumstances, it would be necessary for the young boy to post bail before he could be released from the juvenile detention facility where he is presently being held. There has already been a rejection by the judge of his application for a bail reduction. Judge Carroll, however, has agreed that if the young boy is able to post bail, he will be required to wear a GPS device while he is out on bail. This is because he is already restricted from traveling. The young boy is due back in court in January.


About the Creator

Amanda Seaton

Amanda Seaton is a 38 year old Content Creator from Wisconsin. She obtained her BS in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security from Herzing University in 2013 and her MS in Criminal Justice and Forensics from Capella University in 2014.

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