MILWAUKEE — A 26-year-old Milwaukee man was charged with homicide for stabbing his mother over a dozen times, killing her, on Sept. 8, prosecutors say.
Andre T. Campbell was charged with first degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon in Milwaukee County Court. If convicted, he could spend the rest of his life behind bars.
According to a criminal complaint, Milwaukee police were called to a home at 2100 W. Pierce St. on Sept. 8 around 10:30 a.m. to check on the welfare of a resident.
A 911 caller had previously stated that their mother lived in the home but that she had not reported to work.
Building management allowed the officers into her apartment, where they found Campbell with his hands up, the complaint states.
Officers then found a woman - the mother - laying on the floor, wrapped in sheets, covered in blood with over a dozen stab wounds in her upper torso and arms, according to detectives, according to the complaint.
Police took Campbell into custody. The officers also noticed lacerations on his hands.
While searching the apartment, detectives found several knives covered in blood, one of them apparently bent, prosecutors say.
Campbell later told detectives that his mother had offered him breakfast on Sept. 7 but that he had declined. He said instead he went into the kitchen and grabbed a steak knife, the complaint states.
His mother told him to put it back. As she approached him, Campbell said he stabbed her three to four times. His mother tried to escape, but he grabbed her, according to detectives.
Campbell said his mother knocked the knife from his hands and then struck him with a broomstick, before he grabbed an even larger butchers knife, which he used to continue stabbing her, the complaint states.
He later moved her body into the bedroom. According to the complaint, Campbell "played reggae music" while he cleaned up the blood. The complaint states he washed the two knives he used to allegedly kill his mother and put them back in the kitchen drawer.
Campbell says he was "talking" to his deceased mother when police arrived, according to the complaint.