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SENTENCED: Jury hands down guilty verdict for Jamey Jackson, charged in shooting that killed Sierra Guyton

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MILWAUKEE COUNTY (WITI) — A jury has returned a verdict in the trial for Jamey Jackson — one of two charged in connection with the shooting that killed 10-year-old Sierra Guyton. The jury on Tuesday, February 3rd found Jackson guilty of possession of a firearm by a felon.

Jackson has been sentenced to five years in prison (with credit for 220 days served) and five years of extended supervision.

Sierra Guyton

Prosecutors say Jackson was involved in a shootout with Sylvester Lewis near 28th and Clarke in May of 2014. Sierra Guyton was caught in the crossfire — shot in the head as she played on the playground at her school.

Guyton was pronounced dead at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin on July 13th.

19-year-old Sylvester Lewis has been sentenced to 44 years in prison — convicted of three felonies, including one count of first degree reckless homicide.

He was interviewed by police regarding the incident shortly after it happened.

Sylvester Lewis

Sylvester Lewis

Lewis told police he was in the area of 28th and Clarke because he was going to a school in the area to visit someone — according to the criminal complaint.

Lewis admitted to police he was armed with a 9mm handgun that was loaded with several .380 cartridges. He told police that as he rode up to the playground, he saw five men sitting on some steps that led to the playground. Lewis said one of the men confronted him about stealing his “baby momma’s kids’ clothes.”

Lewis told police he saw Jackson stand up and back away — and noticed that he was “upping” a gun. He told police he got off his bike and moved into the middle of the street — when Jackson pointed a gun at him and threatened to kill him.

Lewis drew his own gun as a shot “went past his ear,” the complaint says. Then, Lewis began firing his gun. He told police he fired eight times toward Jackson and the playground.

After the shooting incident, Lewis told police he went to a friend’s house and changed this clothing.

He then went to the south side of Milwaukee where sold the handgun for $250 — and spent the night at 46th and Lisbon to evade police, according to the complaint.

Prior to this incident, police had arrested Lewis 15 times, and he was a convicted felon.

A witness attended a line-up and picked out Jamey Jackson as the second man involved in this case.

Jamey Jackson was convicted of killing a teenager in 2003. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and eight years of extended supervision.

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  • Semper Fidelis, USMC

    A 19 year old, police had arrested Lewis 15 times- Tom Barrett, do you think GUNS are the problem……????

  • 2ECOND

    so he was charged with murder before, got 10 years…NOW he kills a little girl and gets 5. what a f’n joke! the judge in this case should be thrown in prison with him! this pos wasn’t even supposed to have a gun! for all the libs out there that don’t get it, there are laws already in place that are supposed to prevent this, how did those laws work for you?

  • Time to speak up

    All the protests in Milwaukee, but not a peep from anyone when a little girls life equals 5 YEARS. Can any liberal out there explain to me how 10 years being “rehabilitated” by the system actually works? How many years will he get for his 3rd victim? 4th? City of Milwaukee tax payers will have to pay for a Trolly, but don’t you dare raise taxes to keep a 15 time prior offender or convicted murderer in jail. THIS is why your Trolly agenda will fail Barrett; who will willingly risk going to areas where liberal courts say your life is worth 5 years. A Trolly is more important than the real issues in Milwaukee(being shot, carjacked, killed, or robbed). Where is the out cry regarding sentencing of criminals in this city? My condolences to the family of this baby. Get Dontre Hamilitons family off the news and start report on true injustices like this.

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