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One of five accused in murder of Evon Young due in court

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Billy Griffin

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Billy Griffin, one of five men charged in connection with the death of Evon Young, is due in court Monday, September 16th for an arraignment. A Milwaukee County judge called a mistrial in the Billy Griffin case on Monday, June 17th after jurors failed to reached a verdict.

Billy Griffin along with 37-year-old Ron Allen, 23-year-old Devin Seaberry, 18-year-old Ashanti Mcalister and 27-year-old Victor Stewart face first-degree intentional homicide charges. The charges come with a maximum life in prison sentence upon conviction.

Young was reported missing on January 2nd by his mother.

According to the criminal complaint in the case, the five defendants were at Young’s home when his roommate (Billy Griffin) accused Young of stealing. Investigators say the defendants took Young to the basement, put a bag over his head, beat him with tools and took turns strangling him with a chain before ending his life with three gunshots.

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