7-19-13 milwaukee man says he shot 13 yr old boy as "justice"
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man on trial for killing his 13-year-old neighbor last year says he shot the boy as "justice" because he suspected the teen had stolen weapons from him. Seventy-six-year-old John Henry Spooner declined to testify in the first half of his trial. In that phase a jury convicted him of first-degree intentional homicide. The trial advanced to a second phase to this week to determine his mental competence at the time. Spooner took the stand today against his attorney's advice.