Milwaukee mother outraged homicide charges haven't been filed in son's death
WTMJ News Team
Jermont Terry reportsPhoto: Video by tmj4.com
MILWAUKEE- A Milwaukee woman is upset that the person who shot and killed her son has not been charged with murder.
The three men arrested in connection to the violent carjacking death of Russell Setum made their first court appearance Wednesday. The three are charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, but the victim's mother who witnessed her son shot to death wants a tougher charge.
23 year-old Nicholas Smith, along with his co-defendants 23-year-old Anthony Perkins and 22-year-old Robert Cameron are all accused of armed robbery. Back on April 29, prosecutors say the trio followed Russell Setum to his mother's house near N. 48th St. and W. Wright St. and violently carjacked him.
"My son was murdered and I think the charges should be more severe," pleaded the victim's mother Leona Setum.
Right now no one faces homicide charges. Nicholas Smith's sister claims her brother is innocent, adding MPD doesn't have proof Smith carjacked Setum's SUV. She told TODAY'S TMJ4 over the phone he isn't charged with murder because he had nothing to do with shooting.
Ms. Setum hopes police get to bottom of whoever killed her son in front of her. "The detectives are working on it it's a process we're waiting just to find out what's going on," said Ms. Setum. "My son was a person he had people who loved him and a life has been lost and they made some bad decision."