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Bail set at $1.5 million for teen accused in Wisconsin mall shooting

Posted at 8:35 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 21:35:07-05

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A judge set bail at $1.5 million cash for a teenager charged in a fatal shooting at a shopping mall in eastern Wisconsin.

Dezman Ellis, of Oshkosh, made his first appearance Monday in Outagamie County Court on charges of first-degree intentional homicide and first degree recklessly endangering safety.

He had been extradited on Friday from Iowa, where he fled after the Jan. 31 shooting. The 17-year-old Ellis is accused of killing 19-year-old Jovanni Frausto at the Fox River Mall in Grand Chute on Jan. 31 during an argument over a girl.

Frausto's mother and father were allowed to speak during Monday’s hearing, although a judge at one point stopped the victim’s mother from talking.

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