In Madison, Wisconsin, Jerry Ward, Jr. was given a 15-year prison sentence as one of the three men who faced charges in the fatal shooting of 11-year-old Anisa Scott in 2020.
In May, 20-year-old Ward pleaded guilty to first-degree reckless homicide as a party to a crime, as reported in Channel 3000 News. Although charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide as a party to a crime and felony bail jumping were dismissed, they were still read in.
When the incident occurred in August 2020 on East Washington Ave. near Lexington Ave., Ward was just 17 years old. He was taken into custody alongside Perion Carreon, who was 19 at the time, and Andre Brown, who was 16. The three were arrested in connection with the shooting that took place.
According to the prosecution’s allegations, Christopher Carthens was the intended target of the three men. However, as fate would have it, it was Scott’s vehicle that he was driving, and tragically, the young girl was the one who was hit by the bullet and lost her life.
In September 2022, Andre Brown was sentenced to 35 years in prison for his involvement in the killing of Anisa Scott and attempted homicide. Similarly, a week later, Perion Carreon was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the same crime. The court also decided that Ward would serve a jail term followed by five years of extended supervision.
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