MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee man is facing charges five years after a fatal shooting.
Demetrius Pugh, 39, faces one count of first degree reckless homicide, as party to a crime, use of a dangerous weapon and one count of armed robbery as party to a crime. FOX6's cameras caught him lashing out at a detective on the stand in court.
"Why you sitting up there lying, man? You know you lying!" said Pugh.
Gena Clark-McKnight, Jerry Davis Jr.'s mother, said it feels like a lifetime coming.
"Nefarious, psychopath piece of (expletive) -- that's what he is," said Clark-McKnight.
The 19-year-old was shot and killed in November of 2013.
"He wasn't a violent person. He loved his family, his friends. He always trusted people. That was his downfall -- trust," said Clark-McKnight.
Two mothers after Davis' death, FOX6 met Clark-McKnight on a snowy street corner, where she announced a self-funded reward and billboard campaign to find the killer, and justice for Jerry.
"I never thought this day would come. I thought I probably would be dead -- of a broken heart," said Clark-McKnight.
A break in the case came when prosecutors say an informant allegedly told police Pugh confessed to shooting Davis, taking ecstasy pills, a cellphone and a Gucci belt from him. Making matters worse, the man Clark-McKnight was desperate to find years ago, was someone Davis grew up with and trusted.
"Demetrius is my ex-boyfriend. I met him when Jerry was 7 years old. I wish I had never known him," said Clark-McKnight.
Now one step closer to the justice she searched for, Clark-McKnight said she still feels a deep loss in her heart every day.
"He had a great personality. He was the life of a party. Everyone loved to be around Jerry," said Clark-McKnight.
Davis' girlfriend was pregnant when he was killed. His daughter, now 4 years old, will never know her father.
Pugh's bond was set at $75,000 on Monday, Aug. 27, and a jury trial is set to begin in late November.