KENOSHA, Wis. — The Kenosha teen charged with shooting a mother and killing her daughter had a history of stalking the victim, according to prosecutors. Investigators said Kaylie Juga, 15, was shot and killed in her bedroom listening to music by her ex-boyfriend, Martice Fuller, 15. He also shot her mother Stephanie Juga.
Martice Fuller said nothing as he walked into a Kenosha County courtroom in shackles to learn he was charged with first-degree homicide and attempted first-degree homicide.
“I find the allegations as set forth in the complaint, alleged behavior that frankly is senseless. It is chilling,” said Kenosha County Court Commissioner Loren Keating.
Prosecutors said the shooting stemmed from a conflict on social media. But Fuller’s behavior shows he had planned it for awhile.
The criminal complaint stated Fuller told his cousin he went to Kaylie Juga’s house to “only shoot her twice.”
Instead he shot her four times while she was sitting in her room listening to music because she screamed and he “freaked out.”
Milwaukee’s Sojourner Family Peace House CEO Carmen Petrie said dating violence happens in one-third of all teen relationships.
“When you leave a relationship what that does for some abusers what that does is eroded their entire sense of self,” said Petrie. “So if they are leaning toward very violent behavior it is the trigger that moves them over.”
On Thursday, May 9, just after 3 p.m. Kaylie’s mom said she heard “a blood-curdling scream” from her daughter “followed by a bang.” Then another scream. When Stephanie Juga ran to check she said Fuller pointed the gun at her.
Records said, "Mrs. Juga pleaded with the defendant, 'You don't have to do this.' The defendant replied to Mrs. Juga, 'Yes, I have to.'”
She was shot in the wrist and chest before locking herself in the bathroom and calling 911.
Prosecutors said before this happened the defendant was removed from school for intimidating Kaylie, he stalked her at her job and home and tried to get a gun multiple times.
“The parents have described on multiple occasions the defendant driving by their home at all hours. They’ve expressed this concern to a number of people that they were concerned about the safety of their daughter,” said Michael Graveley, Kenosha County District Attorney.
Petrie said when any violence happens in a relationship especially in teens, get help.
“If someone says, ‘I am going to kill you,’ something is motivating that statement and we need to take it very seriously,” said Petrie.
Fuller’s defense attorney Carl Johnson said his client has not admitted to anything and physical evidence to link him to the crime.
"I understand that at this stage of the proceedings it is only the states version but I think it's important to remember that this is the states version. There's been no opportunity for the defense to really respond, investigate,” said Johnson.
Fuller is being held on a $1 million bond.
The Sojourner Family Peace Center said the most important thing parents can do is talk to their children about what a healthy relationship looks like. Some of the signs of dating violence includes quitting activities that were once important to your teen, isolating themselves, and unexplained bruises. You can call Sojourner for help anonymously at 414-933-2722 or the national Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE.