Sunday, November 29, 2020

17-year-old Evian Elizondo Fatally Shot On Early Thanksgiving Day At The 2500 Block of S. 15th Place In Milwaukee's Southside

Elizondo who was fatally shot on Thanksgiving Day was an inspiring 17-year-old rapper known as Mke EZ on YouTube.

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

November 29, 2020

Milwaukee, WI - On early Thanksgiving Day just after midnight, Evian Elizondo, 17, was fatally shot at the 2500 block of S. 15th Place in Milwaukee, according to police. Elizondo died at the scene.

Elizondo's 18-year-old girlfriend witnessed the fatal shooting. Police are continuing the homicide investigation and are looking for unknown suspects.

A private funeral will be held for Elizondo and a public memorial is planned for Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 2:30p.m. at S. 15th Place and W. Harrison St. in Milwaukee's Southside.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Three Pinier Funeral Argentinean Workers Fired For Taking Photos With Armando Diego Maradona's Body, Renowned Soccer Player

Three funeral employees were fired after photos of them went viral on social media.

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

November 27, 2020

Buenos Aires, Argentina - Three Pinier Funeral Home employees, Claudio Ismael, 18, and Claudio Fernández, 48, (son and father) including Diego Molina were fired Thursday after photos of them with the body of Diego Armando Maradona, a famous Argentine Soccer player went viral in social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp). Molina was identified by Maradona's attorney Matias Morla on his Twitter account.

Molina took several photos, which were posted on social media. 

The three men received a backlash of death threats.

Fernández has apologized and Molina hasn't been heard off, since the photos went viral.

Maradona, 60, died of a heart failure on November 25, 2020 in Tigre.

Authorities are seeking charges against all three men.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Black Man Chanted Trump "4 More Years And U.S.A." At A Milwaukee Southside Intersection, Trump Also Defeated Again In Both Milwaukee And Dane Counties After $3M Recount Ends

Biden confirmed the winner after $3M recount paid by the Trump campaign.

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

November 26, 2020

Milwaukee, WI - A lonely Black soul chanting for Trump on November 20th identified as Cedric Powell by Facebook friends, who was chanting "4 more years and U.S.A." while wearing a Trump flag and waving a Mexican flag at the intersection of S. 27th Street and W. Oklahoma Ave. in the Southside of Milwaukee. Trump (MAGA-R) lost the 2020 presidential election to Biden (D) on November 3rd. Biden received 306 Electoral votes compared to Trump's 232 Electoral votes, only 270 Electoral votes were needed to win the election.

The $3M two County recent recount paid by the Trump campaign ended on Wednesday in Milwaukee County, which confirmed that Biden won Wisconsin's 10 Electoral votes with more than 20,600 votes including both Democratic strongholds in Dane and Milwaukee Counties.

Biden will be sworn-in to office and will become the 46th U.S. President at noon on January 20, 2021. 

Trump's criminal immunity ends at noon on January 20th as well.

Biden won Wisconsin with the Latino and Black vote including in the U.S. More than 16.5M Latinos voted in the November 3rd election with Biden getting 70% of the Hispanic vote and Trump 30%, according to Latino Decision and the Pew Research Center.

In Wisconsin, the Latinos for Trump (LFT/MAGA-Make America Great Again/Keep America Great) failed to attract the Latino vote for Trump in both Dane and Milwaukee Counties including throughout the state. A LFT campaign office was also opened at the 700 block of W. Historic Mitchell Street, but failed to turnout the Hispanic vote for Trump. 

The Latino MAGAs failure in Wisconsin was eminent after creating a Facebook Latino MAGA page ( in August 2019, which promoted Nazi propaganda and hate in the state targeting certain Latino/Hispanic activists and its link was connected to the Trump campaign donation site.

America overwhelmingly rejected Trump's MAGA Amerikkka on November 3rd.

Update: Trump first interview with FoxNews, since the U.S. presidential election. Trump a known pathological liar continued to make false allegations about voter fraud without providing any facts or proof. He blasted the federal judges who dismissed at least 30 Trump campaign cases due to providing no credible evidence of mass voter fraud in the election.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Milwaukee Southside Hit-and-run Driver Sought By Police After Striking And Injuring Pedestrian

Man hospitalized after hit-and-run incident in the Southside of Milwaukee.

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

November 25, 2020

Milwaukee, WI - A hit-and-run  was reported on Wednesday at around 11:45a.m. at S. Cesar E. Chavez Dr. and W. Mineral Street in Milwaukee.

Alejandro Rivera, the owner of Rivera's Western Wear released the outdoor surveillance video of the incident where a family member, Moisés Ruiz Guzman related to his wife was struck by a vehicle that failed to stop and accelerated at the point of impact. The hit-and-run victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Police are looking for the individual that fled the scene. In Wisconsin, it's a felony crime to flee the scene on a hit-and-run incident.

Video courtesy of Alejandro Rivera 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Unidentified 15-year-old Hispanic Mayfair Mall Mass Shooter Will Remain In Juvenile Detention Until Next Month's Court Hearing, He Allegedly Shot 8 Victims Including a Teen

Latino teen mass shooter at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa will remain in juvenile detention until next month's court hearing.

By H. Nelson Goodson 

Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

November 24, 2020

Milwaukee. WI - The 15-year-old Hispanic male suspect who allegedly shot 7 adults and one teen at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa on Friday will remain in juvenile detention until next month, according to a juvenile court hearing on Tuesday. He has not been waived to adult court and has a court hearing next month.

The 15-year-old juvenile was on probation for prior criminal offense and was not supposed to get in trouble.

According to police, the 15-year-old shooter fled the scene by calling a Uber, which took him to his family residence. Police arrested the suspect a day after while traveling in a vehicle with Illinois plates. A Glock 9mm handgun was recovered when the teen was taken into custody. The suspect also had a packed bag and was attempting to flee the state.

The juvenile has not been identified at this time.

Two additional suspects have been arrested in the case.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Alleged 15-year-old Hispanic Male Mayfair Mall Shooter And Several Accomplices Taken Into Custody In Wisconsin

Latino teen suspected of being the main shooter at Mayfair Mall on Friday that resulted with 7 adults and 1 teenager  being injured has been arrested along with additional suspects involved.

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

November 22, 2020

Wauwatosa, WI - On Saturday, police arrested a 15-year-old Hispanic male during a traffic stop and the alleged firearm used at the Mayfair Mall mass shooting was recovered, according to Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry M. Weber. Several other suspects have been also arrested in the case. At least 7 adults and 1 teenager including 4 innocent shoppers  (bystanders) were injured during the shooting incident on Friday at around 2:50 p.m. when the Latino teen suspect who was in a group took out a firearm and began to shoot at another group during an altercation between two rival groups. 

Police are looking for additional individuals involved in the altercation between the two groups.

Weber admitted that police information released earlier identifying the main shooting suspect as a White male in his 20's or 30's by witnesses was wrong.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Frank Sensabaugh, aka, Frank Nitty Taken Into Custody By Milwaukee Police For Alleged 3rd-degree Sexual Assault

Sensabaugh live streamed his arrest by police on Monday night on his Facebook account.

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

November 18, 2020

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, Frank Sensabaugh, aka, Frank Nitty, 39, was booked in the Milwaukee County jail pending a felony charge and bail was set at $50,000. Sensabaugh was taken into custody on Monday around 11:00 p.m. while he live streamed his arrest by police on his Facebook (FB) account.

According to the police arrest document, Sensabaugh allegedly is accused of 3rd-degree sexual assault. 

Sensabaugh during the FB live stream identified the woman who filed a sexual assault complaint against him as Chandi LeSure. LeSure, 36, apparently took Sensabaugh's rental vehicle for four days and didn't return it and he also denied the sexual assault allegation against him.

LeSure posted the following statement on her FB account.

Another individual was arrested at the scene as well for interfering with Sensabaugh's arrest.

Sensabaugh is well known for his local activism and leading protests including marches during the Summer calling for police accountabilty,  reform and justice for numerous Black victims of police brutality and murder.

Sensabaugh also led a 791 mile walk from Milwaukee to Washington, D.C. for the August 28th commemoration of the 57th anniversary of the 1963 Civil rights march on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King gave the famous "I Have A Dream" speech.

Update: Frank Sensabaugh was released without charges on Friday, but the sexual assault complaint by Chandi LeSure is still under investigation and ongoing, according to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.

Another woman came out and alleged on her Facebook account posted video on November 20th that on August 23, 2020, Frank "Nitty" Sensabaugh sexually assaulted her in the bathroom of a hotel in Pennsylvania. The woman, Tiffany Rivera-Carrigan says that she is driving back to Pennsylvania to speak to a police detective and will be filing a sexual assault complaint against Sensabaugh. Rivera-Carrigan also says that she has a cellphone recorded conversation with Sensabaugh where he admitted of sexually assaulting her.

Milwaukee police arrested Arthur Von Morgan, aka, Orsino Morgan, 39, after he struck an officer in the head three times the night that Sensabaugh was taken into custody. Morgan was charged on Friday, November 20th with one felony count for battery to a law enforcement officer. If convicted, Morgan is facing up to 6 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

MPS District 6th Board Member Tony Báez Announced HIs Retirement And Won't Seek Re-election In 2021

Báez, Milwaukee Public Schools board member won't seek re-election.

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

November 15, 2020

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday, Tony Báez, Milwaukee Public Schools board member from District 6th confirmed that he will not seek re-election in April 6, 2021.

Báez released the following statement, "I am retiring from the MPS board, but not from educational advocacy at the local community level. I will continue to support progressive actions by MPS board members that protect and grow public education; improve the learning of our students; protect and advance the interests of MPS employees, and that eradicate racism and inequality. Equity and anti-racism must be a concern of us all; our public schools must be a bastion of humanity that meaningfully gives voice to its members, ensures input, and advances social and racial justice for our students, parents, employees, and the community.  We must continue to ensure that public schools are truly democratic institutions!"

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Facebook Video Showed Serb Hall Manager Nicholas Alioto Shoved To The Ground By MAGAs After Attempting To Enforce Safe Practice Distancing At The Outdoor "Defend Your Vote" Part 2 Rally In Milwaukee

Alioto who voted for Trump in the November 3rd election claims that he was assaulted by MAGAs during an outdoor event after attempting to enforce distancing at crowed venue.

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

November 14, 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Saturday, Milwaukee police arrested one individual after Nicholas Alioto, the manager of Serb Hall at the 5100 block of W. Oklahoma Ave. was assaulted by multiple individuals (MAGAs - Make America Great Again/Keep America Great) after attempting to enforce the City of Milwaukee Health Department COVID-19 restrictions such as distancing at a crowed outdoor event "Defend Your Vote" part 2 venue. At least, 500 MAGAs including former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and the Republican Party of Milwaukee County (RPMC) Chair David Karst were present. The RPMC sponsored the outdoor rally.

Alioto claims that he was shoved to the ground and kicked several times by individuals at the Trump supporting event. Alioto is heard in the Facebook video (video made available by photojournalist Jade Birch, first aired by Fox6News) telling the crowd to "sit down", in order to practice distancing or he would stop the Trump rally venue to avoid losing Serb Hall's business license.

Apparently, two Milwaukee City Health inspectors were present at the outdoor parking lot venue and one was reported to have been assaulted (pushed by MAGAs) as well, according to a spokesperson from the Milwaukee Health Department. The City of Milwaukee Health Department inspectors were at the rally to enforce bar and restaurant outdoor COVID-19 seat down restrictions and facemask requirements to operate.

WISN Radio Host and known MAGA Vicki McKenna, a guest speaker defied the Milwaukee health officials at the rally and told Trump rally participants to "stand up" in violation of the COVID-19 order, which mandates that those attending an outdoor gathering in restaurants and bars should remain seated to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Most of the participants at the Serb Hall MAGA/GOP rally didn't wear a facemask as required by City health officials at restaurant and bar venues, especially political gatherings at local businesses.

In Milwaukee, outdoor seating capacity at restaurants and bars is 100 capacity and people must remain seating and wear facemasks when not eating or drinking, according to the local health officials and City ordinance.

Serb Hall will allegedly be cited with multiple $500 fines (3 citations) for violating  the City's COVID-19 safe practice restrictions during the pandemic business operating conditions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The MAGAs at the venue ignored Alioto's warning and the venue abruptly ended after police responded to the scene.

The rally participants then walked into the street along with Clarke to protest Biden's election and the City's COVID-19 outdoor restrictions.

The MAGAs in Wisconsin including in Milwaukee are upset that Trump (R) was defeated by Biden (D) in Wisconsin (Biden won 10 Electoral votes in WI) and who received a total of 306 Electoral votes nationally compared to Trump's mere 232 Electoral votes, 270 Electoral votes are needed to win the U.S. presidential election in 2020.

Trump lost his bid to get re-elected on November 3rd and America overwhelmingly rejected Trump's racist anti-immigrant stance and hate rhetoric towards people of color, especially Latinos, including his White nationalist MAGA Amerikkka agenda.

Update: According to WisconsinRightNow dot com., Perfecto Rivera, WHEDA's Business Development Officer, former Republican candidate for Congress District 4th (2006) and talkshow host at WISN-AM 1130 Radio "Valor Latino", since 2005 admitted that, “He said I pushed him and stole his microphone out of his hand and then other people were kicking him. I never touched his body. I did tear the microphone out of his hand. At that point, he was stealing our voice. That was my freedom of speech. When I took the microphone away. I laid it on the table where the power source was. It happened suddenly. I didn’t hurt the guy.” 

 During the incident, says Rivera, Alioto “attacked me and tried to choke me. I could feel it. The lack of his strength though in trying to choke me, I just walked away from it. He was trying to put his hands around my throat, and people were trying to pull him away from me. I didn’t see if he fell.” 

A newly released video by WisconsinRightNow from a different angle shows Rivera grabbing the microphone away from Alioto and Alioto grabbing Rivera by the neck as Rivera attempts to turn away. Another individual wearing a dark beanie cap and red shirt and black jacket is seen grabbing a hold of Alioto and pulling to side as Alioto loses his balance. Apparently, former Sheriff Clarke had told the crowd to stand up too and called for a Proud Boys chapter in Wisconsin. The Proud Boys are known as an alt-right White nationalist militia group. 

What Rivera and the rest of crowd at the rally didn't seemed to know was that Alioto is also a MAGA Trump supporter and voted for Trump on November 3rd. 

It seems that the MAGAs were attacking the very same individual that allowed them to hold a pro-Trump rally at Serb Hall.

Editors note: It's unfortunate that MAGAs are attacking MAGAs today in Milwaukee as the result of Trump's major defeat by Biden on the November 3rd election and not respecting the rights of private businesses in complying with the Milwaukee Health Department and City ordinance that regulates huge gatherings at political outdoor venues at local restaurants and bars. 

Shame on former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and Vickie McKenna for telling people to standup in order to defy the seating down City mandate and Perfecto Rivera for being part of the incident at Serb Hall including the Republican Party of Milwaukee County for booking the pro-Trump rally knowing that the COVID-19 outdoor restrictions would be enforced in Milwaukee and not abiding by the health department's order and City ordinance regulating huge political gatherings during the Coronavirus pandemic and especially not making sure that MAGAs attending were made aware to wear facemasks at the rally, which could prevent a surge of COVID-19.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Three MAGA Trump Supporters File Frivolous Federal Lawsuit To Exclude Absentee Ballots From Three Counties That Include Milwaukee, Dane And Menomonie, Which Biden Won In Wisconsin

Three Trump Make America Great Again/Keep America Great (MAGA) defendants identified in the case filed a federal lawsuit seeking to reject certain absentee ballots from three Wisconsin counties that gave Biden a victory.

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

November 13, 2020

Green Bay, Wisconsin - On Thursday, Michael Langenhorst, Michael S. LeMay and Stephen Fifrick from Wisconsin filed a frivolous federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Green Bay Division claiming without any evidence that absentee ballots cast for the November 3rd election in three counties, Milwaukee, Dane and Menomonie should be excluded from certification for voter irregularities that includes absentee ballots tainted with widespread fraud and some were cast without proper vertification of a state ID requirement and the lack of witnesses address vertification violating state law due to being confined at home during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The three defendants failed to provide any evidence to support their claims.

Biden won Wisconsin's 10 Electoral votes by more than 20,000 votes defeating Trump who won the state in 2016. A majority of Latinos, African-Americans, Native Americans including Whites with a cross section of Democrats, Independents and Republicans voted for Biden.

Update: The three Trump supporting plaintiffs, Michael Langenhorst, Michael S. LeMay and Stephen Fifrick from Wisconsin who filed a frivolous federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Green Bay Division claiming without any evidence that absentee ballots cast for the November 3rd election in three counties, Milwaukee, Dane and Menomonie bypassed state law dropped their lawsuit on Monday, November 16, 2020 after failing to provide evidence to support claims in their case.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Dominick Black Intentionally Bought An S&W AR-15 By Strawpurchase For Alleged 17-year-old Murderer Kyle Rittenhouse Who Supplied The Cash

Rittenhouse gave cash to Black for the purchase of a deadly weapon through a syrawpurchase transaction.

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

November 9, 2020

Kenosha, WI - Dominick Black, 19, of Kenosha was charged with two felony counts for intent to sell a dangerous weapon to a person under 18 in a strawpurchase transaction between Black and accused murderer Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, of Antioch, Illinois. If convicted, Black is facing up to 10 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines for each count. A cash bond for Black was set at $2,500 on Monday.

Rittenhouse confessed to police that he paid Black cash to purchase the Smith & Wesson AR-15 for him and Black admitted to police that he intentionally bought the weapon for Rittenhouse and both agreed to keep the weapon at Black's residence, since it was registered to him.

According to the criminal complaint, Black purchased the Smith & Wesson M&P 15 rifle at the Ladysmith Ace Home Center on May 2, 2020 in Ladysmith, Wisconsin.

Rittenhouse was extradited to Wisconsin to face multiple felony counts that include two counts of first-degree intentional homicide with use of a dangerous weapon; first-degree reckless homicide with use of dangerous weapon; two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety with use of a dangerous weapon; attempted first-degree intentional homicide with use of a dangerous weapon and possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18. If convicted on all charges, Rittenhouse is facing multiple life terms in prison without the possibility of parole. A $2,000,000 cash bail was set for Rittenhouse.

According to the criminal complaint, Rittenhouse intentionally murdered several victims identified as Anthony Huber, 26, of Silver Lake, Wisconsin (WI) who was fatally shot in the chest; Joseph "Jojo" Rosenbaum, 36, of Kenosha, WI who was fatally shot in the head and Gaige Grosskreutz, 26, of West Allis, WI was shot in his right arm while attempting to disarm Rittenhouse, a White vigilante and domestic terrorist who had fled the homicide crime scene after killing Rosenbaum in cold blood.

The shooting victims were at a Kenosha protest with hundreds of peaceful protesters seeking accountability for the Jacob Blake shooting by Kenosha Police Officer Rusten T. Sheskey who shot Blake 7 times in the back while he arrempted to return to his vehicle as his children watched in horror. Blake is now paralyzed from the waist down and it is not known, if he will be permanently paralyzed.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Joe Biden Defeats Trump In The November 2020 Election

Latino MAGAs for Trump failed to re-elected him for a second term to the U.S. Presidency as Biden will become the 46th President and Kamala Harris, the first female of color to become the next Vice-president of the U.S.

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

November 7, 2020

Washington, D.C. - On Saturday, Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden, 77, was projected the winner of the November 3rd U.S. Presidential election 2020 by CNN after receiving more than 270 Electoral votes after Pennsylvania declared Biden the winner. Also Biden's Vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris, 56, will become the first woman of color (Black/Southeastern Asian descent) to be elected.

Both U.S. President Donald Trump and his Vice-president Michael Pence were rejected by the majority Latino and African-American voters in the U.S. Latinos (MAGAs-Make America Great Again/Keep America Great) for Trump in Wisconsin failed to turnout the Hispanic vote for Trump including Michigan.

Biden received the majority of the Latino vote nationally with 74% of the Mexican-American vote compared to Trump who received at least 23% of the vote, according to exit polls by Latino Decisions (LD) dot com.

The breakdown according to LD, Biden received 70% of the Puerto Rican vote compared to Trump who received 26%of the vote.

Democracy Now dot org. reported that, Twenty-point-six million Latinos went to the polls in this election. That’s 64% of the 32 million eligible Latino voters, while in previous election cycles the turnout had been routinely below 50%. In raw numbers, 8 million more Latinos voted this year than in 2016. That’s a 63% increase over the last presidential elections.

In Wisconsin, Hispanics rejected Trump and they were instrumental in electing Biden/Harris. At least 135,000 eligible Latinos voted and Biden won with more than 20,000 votes giving Biden 10 Electoral votes in Wisconsin.

The Latino MAGAs for Trump in August 2019 created a fake Latino MAGA Facebook page in Wisconsin to promote Nazi propaganda including hate and to target Latino community activists and had also opened a Latinos for Trump campaign office (700 block of W. Historic Mitchell Street) in the Southside of Milwaukee where the predominantly Latino community resides, but Trump and the Latinos for Trump were chastised and rejected by the majority of the community for supporting Trump who is well known as a pathological liar with more than 20,500 lies and mistruths since, being at the White House and for his anti-Latino immigrant rants including hate and racist rhetoric targeted at immigrants of color.

Trump had prematurely claimed victory in getting re-elected after the November 3rd election and failed to realized that the majority of Latinos including African-Americans and White American eligible voters in the U.S. had rejected him and his White nationalist administration.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Democrats Win In Both The 8th And 9th Wisconsin State Assembly Districts In The Southside Of Milwaukee

Democrats Ortiz-Velez and Cabrera defeated Republicans in the Southside of Milwaukee.

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

November 3, 2020

WI: On Tuesday, November 3, 2020 General Election, the projected winners in the Wisconsin State Assembly Districts in the 8th District is Sylvia Ortiz-Velez (D-Milw.) who defeated Angel Sanchez (R-Milw.) and in the 9th District is Marisabel Cabrera (D-Milw.) who easily defeated Veronica Diaz (R-Milw.). Both Districts are located in the predominantly Hispanic community and are Democratic strongholds.

Jimmy Anderson (D-Fitchburg), a Hispanic won re-election in the WI State Assembly 47th District. 

Also, two Republican Wisconsin State Assembly legislators, both Latinas were elected. Rachael Cabral-Guevara (R-Appleton) in the 55th District and Yesenia Eldermira Rodriguez, aka, "Jessie Rodriguez" won re-election in the 21th District.

Monday, November 2, 2020

Melania Zavala-Espino Charged With Felony For Aiding Her Son Diego Zavala And A Male Accomplice To Avoid Prosecution For The October Homicide Of Brayan Anguiano Perez In Milwaukee

Zavala-Espino's son,  Diego fled to the California-Mexico border with an accomplice by Greyhound bus after being allegedly involved in the Brayan Anguiano Perez October homicide, according to Milwaukee police.

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

November 2, 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Monday, Melania Zavala-Espino, 40, of Milwaukee appeared in a preliminary Milwaukee County Circuit Court vitual hearing in connection for aiding her son, Diego Zavala, 19, and an unknown male accomplice to flee from felony prosecution for the October 18, 2020 homicide of Brayan Anguiano Perez, 17, at the 800 block of W. Rogers Street in Milwaukee. Zavala-Espino is charged with one felony count for haboring and aiding a felon. If convicted, Zavala-Espino is facing up to 10 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines. A $10,000 cash bail was set for Zavala-Espino. An arraignment court virtual hearing was set for November 11th.

According to the criminal complaint, Zavala-Espino was seen aiding her son, Diego an an unknown male suspect to flee Milwaukee to avoid prosecution for a homicide. She was video surveillance recorded leaving with her son and an unknown suspect carrying a suitcase and a backpack from her residence at the 700 block of W. Rogers. 

Zavala-Espino lied multiple times to police investigators about the whereabouts of her son. She finally confessed that she bought two Greyhound bus tickets with fake names for Diego and his friend who were also caught by video surveillance footage being involved in an altercation with a group including Anguiano Perez. According to police, Diego was seen firing a gun at the group, which resulted in the death of Anguiano Perez. The 17-year-old victim was shot once in the lower abdomen. A witness from the group with Anguiano Perez also identified Diego as the main shooter.

During the preliminary hearing, it was also mentioned that the group in which Anguiano Perez was with returned fire, but no video surveillance camera recorded the incident, but it did record the group when they moved into the surveillance camera recording area after the shooting incident.

A second video surveillance camera in the area recorded both Diego and his friend run to the 700 block of W. Rogers where he lived after the shooting incident. Diego told his mother that a shooting altercation had just occurred between them and another group. Zavala-Espino then bought two one-way Greyhound bus tickets to the California-Mexico border with fake names for Diego and his friend. Diego and his unknown friend are believed to have fled into Mexico to a avoid prosecution.

Diego nor his friend have not been officially charged with felony homicide, but charges are pending. A warrant is expected to be issued for Diego and his accomplice.