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Sentenced: 34-year-old Irena Moore gets seven years in prison in shooting death of Anthony Martin

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MILWAUKEE COUNTY (WITI) — 34-year-old Irena Moore, charged in the shooting death of 35-year-old Anthony Martin, has been sentenced in the case against her.

The shooting occurred on February 4th, 2013.

Irena Moore

Irena Moore

Moore initially faced a felony charge of first degree reckless homicide, and a felony charge of first degree intentional homicide in the case.

Moore pleaded guilty to a felony charge of second degree reckless homicide in May of 2014.

On Monday, July 28th, a judge sentenced Moore to seven years in prison, and five years of extended supervision.

She receives credit for 178 days served.

The criminal complaint against Moore indicates when police were dispatched to the residence near 48th and Wright on February 4th, 2013, Anthony Martin was observed lying inside a bedroom on the floor, with a gunshot wound to his upper chest. Martin was pronounced dead at the scene.

The criminal complaint indicates that Moore told officials she and Martin were arguing that day, and the argument turned physical.

The criminal complaint says when the argument escalated, Moore opened Martin’s drawers and began throwing his clothes out the window, and telling him to leave.

The criminal complaint says Moore told police Martin threw a candle at her before she grabbed a gun and pointed it at him. Then, Moore told police Martin threatened to kill her and began moving at her. That’s when Moore told police she fired the gun at Martin — saying she was trying to “scare him.”

Moore told police she did not do CPR even though she was trained in it, and that she took $3,000 out of a dresser — according to the criminal complaint.

Latonya Morris and her daughter rushed to the scene after hearing that her children’s father, Anthony Martin was shot to death.

“I never believed this would happen to him. He was a good person. I don’t understand this,” Morris said.

“I can’t explain my pain. Just to know that he is gone — he was everything to me. He was my other half,” Morris said.

Martin’s daughter Armoni said she can’t help but recall her last moments with him. She says he was a kind and encouraging father.

“He would always make sure me and my momma — everybody good. Always put a smile on our face. I just talked to him yesterday and he told me ‘I expect more out of you I expect you to do what I didn`t do,'” Armoni Martin said.

Morris says Martin has three children he left behind.

13 comments

  • liberalmkejudge

    do not vote for any incumbent judges. we dont need murders on the streets. i will gladly pay more taxes to keep these pos low lifes locked up for LIFE

  • Pia

    Its crazy to get this little time for taking someone’s life…WI judges do not value life…they keep putting killers back on the street….his family ill pray for them…NO Justice here !!!!

  • laplpn

    These are the judges and district attorneys and mayors you keep voting for. If you want change, vote Barrett out, vote most of the liberal county board supervisors out, the liberal alderman out , vote Chisholm the district attorney, out!!!!!! Time to start voting for more conservative candidates who believe in truth in sentencing, and not side with county district attorneys who try to plea down felonies and giving plea deals to two, three, four and five time offenders!!!!!!!!

    Until WE THE PEOPLE step up and stop enabling the liberals who believe in reformation instead of punishment, we get what we vote for.

  • JokeEnthusiast

    People, we have sentencing guidelines and statutes for different degrees of homicide. If you’d like to read them, Google is available. Ask your STATE representatives to change the laws on stuff like this if you’re so fed up with things. If you think you’d do a better job as a district attorney or judge, by all means go to law school and become one. None of you know the details of this case. None of you know a lick about the law. All your comments are evidence of the need to take away the public’s say in electing the judiciary. You simply don’t have the wherewithall to make rational decisions. God help us.

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