Jeremiah Flowers sentenced to 4 years; last of 4 men prosecutors say took $20 from victim’s purse after fatal shooting

Jeremiah Flowers

MILWAUKEE — The last of four suspects involved in a 2016 homicide learned his fate Monday, October 9th.

19-year-old Jeremiah Flowers initiated the confrontation that led to 32-year-old Rebecca Wood’s death near 28th and Clarke.

After the cold-hearted crime, one of the suspects snatched the purse belonging to the mother of two, only to get away with $20.

While Wood’s father is still emotional over the loss of his daughter, Flowers claimed he’s a changed man.

Suspects in fatal shooting of Rebecca Wood

Greg Wood

“My daughter’s life was brutally taken. She will never see her children grow up. She will never be with us, who love her. The punishments have not fit the crime or even come close. To say I’m angry is an understatement. My life has been totally destroyed forever. I will no longer find happiness. My punishment certainly outweighs theirs. Once again, I’m asking you to sentence these pieces of (expletive) to the maximum allowed by law,” Greg Wood, Rebecca Woods’ father said.

“I’ve learned to channel positive through this negative situation by maturing as a man and growing intellectually. I want to pray for Rebecca, her friends and family and that you all may find peace and forgiveness in our minds and hearts,” Flowers said.

While prosecutors requested prison time, the defense asked for probation.

Jeremiah Flowers

Flowers’ mother spoke on his behalf.

“My son is a loving and caring individual,” Flowers’ mother said.

“Your role in the death of Rebecca Wood was a significant one,” Judge Mark Sanders said.

The judge sentenced Flowers to four years in prison and five years extended supervision.

Flowers in June pleaded guilty to an amended charge — one count of theft-movable property from a person/corpse, as party to a crime, penalties for felonies-Class “G” felony.

Rebecca Wood

Rebecca Wood

As for the other three suspects:

Deanthony Bradley

22-year-old Deanthony Bradley in November of 2016 pleaded guilty to one count of first degree reckless homicide, use of a dangerous weapon, as party to a crime.

Two other charges were dismissed but read into the court record.

He was sentenced to serve 30 years in prison and 15 years extended supervision.

William Bounds

28-year-old William Bounds in February pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery with use of force, as party to a crime, habitual criminality repeater.

He was sentenced to serve 17 years in prison and 10 years extended supervision.

Carlando Anton Mukes

37-year-old Carlando Mukes in June pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a felony, habitual criminality repeater.

He was sentenced to serve five years in prison and five years extended supervision.