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Ron Allen found guilty in Evon Young disappearance, murder

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Ron Allen (1-31-13)

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — One of five individuals charged in connection with the January 2nd disappearance and murder of Evon Young was found guilty in the case. Ron Allen will be sentenced on April 4th.

Here is an update on the four other individuals charged in this case:

  • Ashanti McAlister: Sentenced to life in prison in the case
  • Billy Griffin: Judge declared a mistrial in June, and a new trial begins on February 17th
  • Devin Seaberry: Pleaded guilty in the case, and sentencing is set for March 7th
  • Victor Stewart: Pleaded guilty in the case, and sentencing is set for February 27th
Evon Young

Evon Young

Milwaukee police launched a massive search of a Menomonee Falls landfill for clues in this case — but from January 28th through February 14th of 2013 nothing was found.

Officials still have not located Young’s body.

Young disappeared on January 2nd, 2013, and later that month, five individuals were charged in the case.

The individuals faced the following charges:

  • Ashanti McAlister: substantial battery (substantial bodily harm with intent to cause bodily harm) as party to a crime
  • Billy Griffin: substantial battery (substantial bodily harm with intent to cause bodily harm) as party to a crime
  • Devin Seaberry: first degree intentional homicide, party to a crime
  • Ron Allen: first degree intentional homicide, party to a crime
  • Victor Stewart: substantial battery (substantial bodily harm with intent to cause bodily harm) as party to a crime

Devin Seaberry, Ron Allen, Victor Stewart, Billy Griffin, Ashanti Mcalister

Evon Young, a Milwaukee rapper known as “Yung LT,” was reported missing on January 2nd, 2013 by his mother Annette Cross-Perry.

“I don’t want to see their faces. I don’t want to listen to what they did. There’s nothing in my mind that can justify what they did because you took him from me,” said Cross-Perry in an interview with FOX6 News on January 23rd, 2013.

The faces Cross-Perry is referring to are the five men pictured above. Police believe they took part in the killing of Young on New Year’s Day in the basement of the house where Young lived — near 52nd and Custer.

“It’s not fair. It’s just not fair. There was no reason behind this. There’s nothing you can tell me to make this right,” said Cross-Perry.

A criminal complaint says Stewart, Mcalister, Allen and Seaberry came to the house near 52nd and Custer that Young shared with Griffin. Stewart said Young could not be trusted — and he told Griffin that he could be reinstated into their street gang (the Black P-Stones) if he killed Young.

Police say the five accused beat Young, choked him with a thick chain and then McAlister shot him three times.

Cross-Perry has said she will keep working to fulfill her son’s dream — releasing his next CD.

“I’m going to do my best to protect the ones who are here and to teach them to still honor and respect human life,” said Cross-Perry.

Evon Young album cover

On the CD cover yet to be released, Evon Young drew a self-portrait — not knowing how foreshadowing it was. It shows him with angel wings.

The complaint says all five suspects named in this story put the body of Young in a dumpster. That’s what prompted police to search the Menomonee Falls landfill.