A Milwaukee man named Christopher Stokes was sentenced to 205 years in prison for fatally shooting five members of his family, and he gave no justification for his conduct, claiming that he must be filled with hatred.
Christopher Stokes told the judge in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on Tuesday that he was not asking for leniency and that he deserved to be imprisoned. Stokes claimed he had no idea why he murdered his family members.
He is 44 years old.
Who Were The Victims?
Teresa Thomas, 41, and her two children, Tiera Agee, 16, and Demetrius Thomas, 14, were killed. Marcus Stokes, 19, and Lakeitha Stokes, 17, who were both related to Stokes, were also killed.
Stokes’ 3-year-old grandson was the only one who was spared. According to prosecutors, the boy saw the shootings and asked Stokes not to hurt him.
What Did Christopher Stokes Do?
According to the federal complaint, on April 27, 2020, Stokes contacted 911 and told dispatchers that he had “just massacred” his family.
Stokes was sentenced to 40 years in prison for each of the five counts of first-degree reckless homicide to which he had pled guilty, plus extra five years for illegally having a gun as a convicted felon, by Milwaukee County Judge Michelle Havas.
Jailed For 205 Years Full Details
Assistant District Attorney Michael Schindhelm requested the maximum sentence of 205 years in prison, thinking it was the only way to safeguard the public from Stokes’ unpredictable behavior.
Stokes was sentenced to 40 years in prison for each of the five counts of first-degree reckless homicide to which he pled guilty, plus another five for illegally possessing a gun as a convicted felon, by Milwaukee County Judge Michelle Havas on Tuesday.
“I woke up, and I just had blood on my mind.”
BREAKING: Christopher Stokes sentenced to 205 years in prison for shooting & killing 5 members of his family in April 2020
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