13-year-old charged in death of 2 teens, grandparents ask court for leniency

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WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 15-year-old boy is now facing charges for the shooting deaths of two teens. Christopher Scott is not in custody. CBS 58 is identifying the teen because police are still looking for him.

A second boy is facing new charges for his involvement in the deadly double shooting.

A 13-year-old boy now faces two counts of felony murder and one count of armed robbery, party to a crime, in connection to the deaths of 15-year-olds Alejandro Sanchez and Monroe Weso.

The 13-year-old boy's grandparents spoke this afternoon, asking the court commissioner for leniency following the shooting Saturday night.

“We know the gravity of what he’s done, and we don’t condone this behavior in any way. He knows that also,” said his grandmother, over Zoom.

The shooting happened near 1400 W. Halsey Street. Investigators say the 13-year-old boy went with his friend, Scott, to meet Sanchez and Weso.

The two were going to participate in a drug deal and then planned to rob Sanchez and Weso.

“He’s freshly turned 13. I think he made a dumb mistake, and two kids are dead for it, and I know he will never get out of his head, and I will never myself,” said his grandfather, in court, over Zoom.

After purchasing marijuana, the 13-year-old told investigators Scott got into a fight with Weso and Sanchez.

“As a result of this incident and the involvement, we have two individuals who died as a result of their injuries,” prosecutors said in court over Zoom.

In court, the state asked for the boy to be returned to secure detention. The judicial county commissioner agreed.

“At this time, we are recommending secure detention in the hope that he can take this time to reflect on who his peers are and the dangers of drug involvement,” said prosecutors.

The 13-year-old’s next court appearance will be June 3. The state has until then to try him as an adult. There is a warrant out for Scott’s arrest.

Police say an additional 16-year-old was arrested. 

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