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Ruben Garcia pleads not guilty, accused of fatally stabbing two, wounding two others

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — 20-year-old Ruben Garcia waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, February 4th — and then entered a plea of not guilty to the charges against him. The court also bound Garcia over for trial.

Garcia is charged in connection with a stabbing incident that happened in a duplex near 39th and Clybourn in Milwaukee. Five-month-old Kairii Dailey, and 39-year-old Paul Kucharczyk died in the incident. Two other victims, a 19-year-old woman (the baby’s mother, Alexia Dailey) and her 22-year-old boyfriend, Christopher Hamilton suffered stab wounds that were treatable.

Garcia faces the following charges:

  • First-degree intentional homicide (2 counts)
  • Attempted first-degree intentional homicide (2 counts)

According to the criminal complaint, police were dispatched to the duplex near 39th and Clybourn on Friday morning, January 23rd. When officers walked into the home, one “observed two males lying on the kitchen floor. Both were covered in blood. One of the males, later identified as Paul Kucharczyk, appeared to be deceased. The second male, later identified as Christopher Hamilton, was somewhat conscious and stated, ‘He’s in the bathroom.’” The complaint indicates Hamilton had suffered approximately 22 lacerations.

The complaint goes on to say “a female, later identified as Alexia Dailey…suffered six lacerations.” She identified to police that Garcia was “the person who had attacked her.” In an interview with police, Dailey said she and Garcia “had met in 2010 and had moved in together about two years ago.” Dailey told police the relationship was abusive — and she decided at the beginning of January she had to end the relationship. Garcia moved out — but “was allowed to come over to see their shared child, Kairii Garcia who had been born in August 2014,” the complaint said.

Ruben Garcia

Ruben Garcia

Dailey told police “Garcia was upset over a video showing Christopher Hamilton playing with Kairii” and that he wanted to come over to see his daughter. The complaint indicates Garcia came over to the duplex and was playing with Kairii when “he asked Ms. Dailey if they could get back together.” Dailey was not willing to do so — and that’s when the complaint said “Garcia lunged at Ms. Dailey” who immediately felt pain.

 

The complaint says Garcia attacked Dailey — and during that attack, Hamilton came into the kitchen to stop what was happening. Hamilton was stabbed in the process. Kucharczyk also came into the kitchen — and too was stabbed. During this time, the complaint says Dailey ran out of the kitchen, locked herself in the bathroom and called police.

According to the complaint, “Garcia was yelling that he was going to kill Kairii” — all while Dailey was on the phone with police. She pleaded with Garcia not to do so. She even “offered to get back together with him.” At that point, the complaint indicates Garcia “kicked in the bathroom door” and stood over Dailey. Dailey told police Garcia was saying, “I lost you forever! If I can’t have you, no one will. They are all dead!” The complaint also says “Garcia insisted that Ms. Dailey stab him, but Ms. Dailey stated that she would not kill anyone.” The court documents say Garcia later told police he wasn’t planning on killing the baby — just everyone else in the house. The baby was stabbed and killed as she was laying in her crib.

Garcia is expected back in court on February 27th. If convicted, Ruben Garcia faces up to life in prison. He is being held on $750,000 bail.

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