March sentencing date set for Jonathan Sellers, accused in murder of popular club promoter Christopher Gray
MILWAUKEE COUNTY (WITI) — A sentencing date has been set for 23-year-old Jonathan Sellers, accused in the murder of popular Milwaukee club promoter Christopher Gray (Caly Kris).
Sellers has pleaded guilty to a felony murder-burglary charge.
He will be sentenced on March 20th.
Also charged in the case is 17-year-old Melvin Jones. He is charged as an adult.
Jones faces one count of first degree reckless homicide and one count of burglary of a building or dwelling in the case.
Jones has pleaded not guilty. He has a jury trial scheduled to begin on March 16th.
Christopher Gray was killed in the early morning hours of November 18th, 2013.
According to police, Gray came home to find two unknown suspects inside his residence, attempting to steal items.
During Melvin Jones’ plea hearing back in February of 2013, Gray’s mother, Lisa Fanroy, heard police testimony that Jones confessed to beating Gray with a hammer when Gray came home and found Jones and Sellers robbing his house.
The criminal complaint against Jones indicates he was with three others when they went to Gray’s house to rob it. The complaint says Jones and a second person, Jonathan Sellers, entered the house after Gray had apparently left. Once inside, they allegedly took a big screen TV, a couple of laptop computers and an X-Box 360.
The complaint says during the robbery, Gray came home. Gray was chased to a nearby alley where the two caught up to him. The complaint says Jones “then took the hammer he was in possession of and began hitting the victim in the head 3 or 4 times really hard.”
They also allegedly went through Gray’s pockets and stole money and an iPhone.
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