Saxton sentenced to 12 years in prison for South Milw. shooting

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Laura Saxton

Laura Saxton

Laura Saxton

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Milwaukee County judge sentenced Laura Saxton on Tuesday, October 1st to 12 years in prison plus another eight years of extended supervision.

Saxton is the South Milwaukee woman who pleaded guilty to shooting her roommate, 54-year-old Andrew Gibas, in September. Gibas suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The criminal complaint indicates Saxton’s boyfriend, Timothy Titschler said the night of the shooting, he heard Gibas and Saxton arguing about the whereabouts of Gibas’ guns. Titschler told police Saxton told him “we need to get rid of Gibas.”

Titschler also told police Saxton had told him on numerous occasions that she wanted to kill Gibas. Titschler told police Saxton had indicated she was going to “dope” Gibas, to make it appear he overdosed.

In her statement to police, Saxton said the night of the shooting, she, Titschler and Gibas were drinking together, and Gibas put his hand on her leg. Saxton told police the two got into an argument, and she saw a gun on Gibas’ dresser so she reached for it and shot him at least twice in the face or head.

The criminal complaint in the case indicates Saxton told police she did not know how unfired cartridges ended up in her room, or how Gibas’ second gun ended up under her computer desk in her bedroom.

Saxton told police she wished Gibas was dead, but denied planning to do it, claiming Titschler had planned to poison Gibas.