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CHARGED: 44-year-old Brown Deer woman allegedly stabbed her children over $20

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BROWN DEER (WITI) — The Brown Deer Police Department says a 44-year-old woman has been charged in connection with a stabbing incident that occurred on Friday, July 25th.

That woman is Deneice Luckett of Brown Deer.

Luckett faces the following charges:

  • first degree reckless injury – a felony
  • first degree recklessly endangering safety (two felony counts)
  • child abuse – intentionally causing harm – a felony
  • misdemeanor battery
Deneice Luckett

Deneice Luckett

Brown Deer police on Friday, July 25th responded to a 911 call at a residence in the 8000 block of North 67th Street in the Village of Brown Deer for reports of a stabbing. The suspect was the caller’s mother, who had already fled the scene on foot.

“A little bit after midnight there were two 911 calls received a the dispatch center reporting that the caller had been stabbed and he indicated his mother`s the one who had stabbed them,” says Lieutenant Lisa Kumbier, Brown Deer Police.

The criminal complaint filed against Luckett says the 911 caller, Luckett’s 16-year-old son, told a dispatcher he needed police and medical assistance immediately — saying “we are dripping blood all over the house.”

Upon arrival, officers found two victims, an 18-year-old and the 16-year-old.

“There was a struggle, and then mom left — ran to the kitchen and came back with a knife. There was a stab wound to the leg area and the other victim had some cuts to his head and face area,” Kumbier said.

Officials say the 18-year-old sustained a stab wound to his leg and the 16-year-old sustained cuts to his face and head area.

The criminal complaint against Luckett says the 18-year-old boy was rushed into surgery immediately upon his arrival at Children’s Hospital — as a vein in his leg had been severed during the stabbing.

The complaint says the 16-year-old boy was interviewed by investigators as he received medical treatment at Children’s Hospital.

The complaint says that boy told police that around 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 24th, the 18-year-old had spoken with his mother over the telephone. The conversation dealt with $20 that was missing from the 18-year-old’s bedroom dresser.

The complaint says when the 18-year-old returned home — he confronted Luckett about the missing money. The complaint says the 18-year-old returned to his bedroom, which he shares with the 16-year-old, and Luckett reportedly accused the 16-year-old of taking the 18-year-old’s side.

The complaint says Luckett picked up a ceramic cup and threw it at the 16-year-old boy — striking him in the head.

The complaint says Luckett pulled the 18-year-old out of the room, but he returned to make sure the 16-year-old was okay.

That’s when the complaint says Luckett grabbed a large knife from the kitchen, and returned to the bedroom. The complaint says Luckett stabbed both boys — and then fled the scene.

Luckett was later located in the City of Milwaukee and was taken into custody.

The complaint against Luckett says the 16-year-old required a total of 15 stitches to close two lacerations on his head. The 18-year-old sustained a three-inch stab wound to his left calf, which severed a vein.

Police spoke with the 18-year-old — who told them he was bowling with friends when he got a call from his mother — saying she had found $20 in the laundry — asking whether he had left money in his pockets. The 18-year-old told officials he received a second call from his mother afterwards — saying she was just kidding about the $20.

When the 18-year-old returned home, the complaint says he checked his dresser and discovered his $20 was missing.

That’s when he confronted Luckett about the money — according to the complaint.

The complaint says Luckett had recently returned from Arizona in June of 2014. Her sister is the legal guardian of the 18-year-old and 16-year-old.

Neighbors who know the boys are concerned and in disbelief.

“I don`t even know how to put it in words. When you`re a parent and another parent does that to one of their children, you have to wonder,” neighbor Paul Fine said.

Luckett was transported to the Milwaukee County Jail.

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5 comments

  • William

    Let’s not rush to judgment with closed minds. We need to understand that in her culture things don’t always work the same way they do in our racist, evil, bigoted culture. In our culture we would ask our child for the money they stole, and then issue them chores, ground them, and take away their privileges to punish them for stealing the money. In their culture, they may have to beat, stab, whip, or possibly even murder the “chowd” because they “beez disrespekkin” them. In their culture if you “beez disrespekkin dem” they have to react violently. They just don’t possess the self control, reason, logic, or other mental capacity to react any other way. Even the most civilized of them will scream, screetch, throw things, threaten and commit assault and battery. This is known as a “chimpout” and it’s just part of “dey kulcha” so let’s not “beez raysiss” against them.

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