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Kenosha father, daughter change pleas to guilty in fatal shooting of Khaled Alchaar

KENOSHA — A Kenosha father and daughter accused in the fatal shooting of Khaled Alchaar in Pleasant Prairie in May 2019 changed their plea on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Online court records indicate Shawn Amelio Sr. and Christina Amelio pleaded guilty to charges against them.

Shawn Amelio Sr.

Shawn Amelio Sr. originally faced the following charges and pleaded not guilty in Oct. 2019:

  • Second-degree reckless homicide, use of a dangerous weapon
  • First-degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon — four counts
  • Conspiracy to manufacture/deliver THC
  • Obstructing an officer

Online court records indicate Amelio Sr. changed his plea to guilty on the first three charges — and the obstructing an officer charge was dismissed by the court.

Christina Amelio

Christina Amelio originally faced the following charges and pleaded not guilty in Oct. 2019:

  • Conspiracy to manufacture/deliver THC
  • Obstructing an Officer

Online court records indicate Christina Amelio changed her plea to the conspiracy charge to guilty– and the obstructing an officer charge was dismissed.

The fatal shooting of Alchaar happened in the parking lot of Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen in Pleasant Prairie on May 20. Investigators say Shawn Amelio went with his daughter to sell Alchaar marijuana. The deal soured — and police say Alchaar pulled a gun on Christina Amelio and took off with the drugs.

Khaled Alchaar

Prosecutors say Shawn Amelio grabbed a gun and shot and killed Alchaar. Investigators say the murder weapon was never found.

Cheddars Pleasant Prairie

Homicide investigation at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Pleasant Prairie

Shawn Amelio Sr. and Christina Amelio are scheduled to be sentenced in their cases on April 13 in Kenosha County court.

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