Man Sentenced To 16 Years, Shot At Kids For Throwing Snowballs
A Milwaukee, Wisconsin, man named William Carson has been hit with a 16-year prison sentence, and it’s all over his response to some neighborhood kids goofing around in the snow.
He Received 16 Years For Firing At A Group Of Children
William was hit with the sentence this past Friday, according to FOX6 News Milwaukee, and it’s related to an incident from more than three years ago.
Back on Jan. 4, 2020, a group of about seven kids were throwing snowballs at cars on the north side of Milwaukee. After William’s car was hit with a snowball, the man proceeded to turn around, exit the vehicle, and send out a barrage of shots as the kids frantically fled.
Two of the seven children were struck, with one being hit in the arm while the other sustained a thigh injury. Additionally, a third child’s jacket was grazed by a bullet.
After fleeing the scene, William was arrested a couple of days later, and he was apprehended while driving under the influence. Additionally, he was found with a gun, and testing revealed that it was “highly probable” that it was the same firearm used to fire shots at the kids.
As a result of the matter, William Carson was charged with two counts of first-degree reckless injury and five counts of recklessly endangering safety in the first-degree.
Prosecutors Initially Sought A 25-Year Prison Term
While William is going away for quite some time, the prosecution was reportedly looking to secure a 25-year sentence against him.
This sentiment was supported by testimony provided by Monique Wilbourn, the mother of one of the children involved in the ordeal.
“You really hurt us, and I really want you to pay for what you did to my family.”
Although the term wound up being less than what the prosecution wanted, we should add that William Carson will have to complete ten years of extended supervision after he’s released.
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