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Man charged in stabbing death of 38-year-old Javier Bautista

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Milwaukee Police Department has announced the District Attorney’s Office has officially charged 30-year-old Charles Smith with first degree intentional homicide in the fatal stabbing death of 38-year-old Javier Bautista.

Bautista was stabbed to death on the city’s south side.

Officers say Bautista was killed near Hanson Ave. and Oklahoma in the Bay View neighborhood. 

The homicide occurred on August 18th.

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