Chacette Buchanan / Jammie Yerkshttp://fox6now.com/2012/09/06/kaleel...-dennis-smith/14-year-old Kaleel Buchanan was charged with first degree intentional homicide on Thursday, September 6th. This, for allegedly shooting and killing Dennis Smith near 24th and Keefe on the morning of Saturday, August 18th.
The criminal complaint against Buchanan indicates Smith was arguing with two people just before 10:30 a.m. that Saturday. During the altercation, someone gave Smith a gun “which he waved around” and then put in his waistband.
The complaint says after the argument was wrapped up, Buchanan was seen running through a nearby vacant lot towards Smith. He grabbed a gun and apparently yelled, “You robbed my brother G-Rod,” and began shooting Smith.
A witness statement to police says Buchanan “kept shooting and may have shot eight to 10 times and that he ‘showed no mercy’” to Smith. Another witness says Buchanan emptied the clip in the gun he was holding.
An autopsy on Dennis Smith shows he suffered at least 23 gunshot wounds.
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/P...lw-3850076.phpTwo parents are accused of providing a gun to their 14-year-old son who then allegedly used it to kill another man in Milwaukee.
Jammie Yerks, of Milwaukee, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, party to a crime/use of a dangerous weapon.
Chacette Buchanan, of Menasha, is charged with intentionally contributing to the delinquency of a child resulting in death, party to a crime.
The complaint says the boy's companion called the father while the victim and boy argued. The parents drove over and the father allegedly gave the gun to the mother who gave it to the boy.
http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/t...168969226.htmlAccording to witness accounts cited in the complaint that charges Yerks and Buchanan:
Smith became involved in an argument with the boy on the morning of Aug. 18. At one point, he brandished a handgun, which he then tucked in his waistband.
Smith also pushed the boy twice, causing him to fall into a porch rail, before a companion of the boy called the boy's father and told him to bring a gun.
A short time later Yerks and Buchanan pulled up in a car driven by Yerks. He passed a large black gun to Buchanan, who then gave it to the boy.
The boy then fired a volley of shots, striking Smith. He paused and then fired several more shots.
"He showed no mercy," one witness told police.
After killing Smith, according to the complaint, the boy got into Yerks' car and they fled.
Buchanan then called a son who lives in Menasha, telling him to drive to Milwaukee to pick up the 14-year-old because the boy had "gotten into trouble."
On Aug. 31 the boy and his parents were arrested at the Menasha home of Buchanan's son, according to the complaint.
Yerks, who has a previous record for theft, issuing worthless checks and operating a vehicle without the owner's consent, was being held in the Milwaukee County Jail Friday. Bail was set at $500,000.
If convicted Yerks could be sentenced to life in prison.
Buchanan, who has a previous conviction for disorderly conduct, also was in jail Friday. Her bail was set at $500,000. If convicted she could be sentenced to up to 25 years in prison.