Saturday, April 28, 2018

Donte Semaj Harris Charged For The Jessica Rodriguez Homicide In Milwaukee's Southside

The criminal complaint says Rodriguez's body was discovered in a rolled-up carpet and a suspect has been charged in connection with the homicide.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 28, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Donte Semaj Harris, 40, was charged with two felony counts, one for 1st-degree intentional homicide and second, for a convicted felon with possession of a firearm in connection with the April 16th murder of Jessica Rodriguez, 23, whose body was found rolled-up in carpet at an alley. If convicted, Harris is facing life in prison without the possibility of parole on the first count and up to 10 years in prison with a fine of $25,000 on the second count. Harris bond was set at $100,000 and is expect back in court for a preliminary hearing on May 7th.
According to the criminal complaint, Harris fatally shot Rodriguez twice at his residence in the 1900 block of S. 11th Street and then placed the body in a rolled-carpet and discarded it in a alley near the 1200 block of W. Burnham Street where it was later discovered by a passer-by who called police. 
A witness who was present when Harris shot Rodriguez told police that Harris had gotten into an argument with the suspect. The suspect then shot Rodrigiez twice. Apparently, Rodriguez was staying with Harris.
Rodriguez is originally from Carolina, Puerto Rico.

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