Two Kenosha teens are being held on one-million-dollar bonds, for allegedly killing a neighbor whose house they burglarized to steal a video game system. 14-year-old Kawanis Trotter and 15-year-old Roddee Daniel are charged as adults with being parties to homicide and armed burglary.
Each told police that the other struck 51-year-old Capri Walker last Sunday, when she awoke after the two allegedly broke into her house. Investigators said they were after her X-Box game unit. They also stole coins, jewelry, her purse, and her cell phone. An autopsy said Walker had six blows to the head from the bat and a 22-caliber rifle. Trotter’s public defender says she’ll try to get her client moved to juvenile court because of the boy’s age and not because a conviction would let him go free in just over a decade. Daniel’s attorney is not saying what he might do. If the two are convicted of homicide as adults, they’d get life in prison.
A judge will decide Monday if there’s enough evidence to send them to trial.