Martice Fuller was sentenced to life in prison by a Kenosha County judge in 2019 for murdering his ex-girlfriend and shooting her mother. According to the judge, Fuller would not be eligible for parole.
Kaylie Juga, a 15-year-old Bradford High School cheerleader, was shot and killed by Fuller.
He is 18 years old.
Kaylie’s mother, Stephanie Juga, pleaded with the judge at Fuller’s sentencing on Friday to make sure he never gets out of jail. She said, “She was always by my side. And she was my biggest cheerleader. And now I’m lost I just feel so lost without her,”
Despite evidence that Fuller meticulously orchestrated the shootings and testimony from Stephanie Juga, who had pleaded with Fuller, whom she knew well before he shot her, Fuller maintained his innocence at trial.
Fuller said in a statement read to the court by one of his attorneys: “I have to continue to stand innocent because I am.”
Prosecutors used testimony during Fuller’s March trial to demonstrate that what started as a high school relationship when both Fuller and Juga were freshmen at Bradford High School he was a football player, she was a cheerleader turned ugly, with Fuller becoming increasingly controlling and aggressive.
Fuller was charged with the shootings on May 9, 2019, he was 15 years old.
Fuller was found guilty of first-degree intentional homicide for Kaylie Juga’s death and attempted first-degree intentional homicide for shooting her mother by a jury in March. Fuller, who is seeking parole in 25 to 30 years, asked his attorney to read his statement, despite continuing to insist he did not commit the crime.
The attorney read, “Despite the hatred that is against me, I still am sorry, but I have to continue to stand innocent because I am,”
Judge Mary Wagner of the Kenosha County Circuit Court said Fuller., “I hope that you can right yourself in your life in your daily life. But it won’t be among the community,” Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Mary Wagner said to Fuller.
Fuller showed no emotion as he walked out of court on his way to spend the remainder of his life in jail.
Fuller was also found guilty of attempted homicide and robbery for shooting Juga’s mother and breaking into the house.