Mistrial declared for one of five accused in cop killing plot
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A mistrial was declared in the case against Eliezer Cruz Jr. — one of five people accused of plotting to kill two Milwaukee police officers.
Cruz Jr. was remanded into the custody of the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office.
A new trial against him begins July 8th.
Joe Frazier, along with Maricela Gullicksen, Cruz Jr., Michael Geluk and Gabriel Guerrero are accused of trying to get revenge from a gang-related shooting.
The target was a rival gang member, who in a strange twist just happened to be related to a Milwaukee police officer.
That officer, and at least one other cop then became targets too.
The suspects are charged with conspiracy to commit first degree intentional homicide.