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Martice Fuller pleads not guilty to charges in fatal shooting of Kaylie Juga

Posted at 12:52 PM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 18:34:57-04

KENOSHA — The teen charged with first-degree intentional homicide involving 15-year-old Kaylie Juga pleaded not guilty in court Friday morning.

Dressed in jailhouse blues, handcuffed and with his head hanging low, 15-year-old Martice Fuller stepped into a Kenosha County courtroom escorted by a sheriff’s deputy. He listened quietly as the state’s attorney called Detective Jason Kenesie to the stand to recount Fuller’s alleged crimes.

“There were four gunshot wounds to Kaylie’s chest. One gunshot wound to her head. The cause of death was from multiple gunshot wounds," Kenesie said.

Fuller was charged as an adult with three crimes: first-degree intentional homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide and armed burglary. He’s accused of killing Kaylie and shooting her mother. Although the defense asked for Fuller to be tried as a juvenile, the court commissioner confirmed Friday because of the severity of Fuller’s alleged offenses he’ll remain in adult court.

“Mr. Fuller, just so you’re aware, sir, any and all previously imposed bond conditions in your case at this time remain in full force and effect. Do you understand that?" court commissioner Loren Keating said.

"Yes, sir,” Fuller responded.

Keating found probable cause that Fuller committed the crimes he’s charged with. The case now heads to circuit court for trial.

Fuller is due back in court July 26 for a status hearing.