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Milwaukee County judge: 'Homicide in this city is so frequent that no one cares'

Posted: 6:40 PM, Oct 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-18 21:39:26-04

A Milwaukee County Judge is sick and tired of senseless gun violence in the city. It claimed the life of 6-year-old, Justin Evans, last summer. 

Thursday, during the court sentencing for the gunman, Robert Anderson, the judge was overcome with emotion. 

“We are so far gone in this community that it takes the shooting and killing of a 6-year-old for anyone to pay attention,” said Judge David Borowski. 

“The average homicide in this city is so frequent that no one cares,” Borowski continued. 

Evans died July 22, 2017. Prosecutors said Anderson fired at least fourteen shots at cars doing donuts outside his street in the 3600 block of North 23rd. A stray bullet struck Evans in the chest, killing him. 

The 6-year-old was about to go on a fishing trip with his family. He stepped out of the car to say goodbye to his mom, when he was hit. 

During the sentencing, Evans’ mother read a letter to her late son. 

“Mommy misses you so much. There’s not a day that goes by where I’m not thinking about you day and night. Only if you know how much my heart hurts,” she said. 

Anderson told the court he wasn’t a monster and he didn’t intend to shoot Evans. 

“I want to let it be known that I do apologize and I want to take whatever I got coming. I’m ready,” said Anderson. 

Borowski showed no remorse, calling Anderson a career criminal, giving him the maximum sentence in the case, 25 years in prison. 

“I’ll talk about civilized society. A civilized society is not one when in broad daylight you spray up a street with 12 or 14 gunshots bullets and you kill a 6-year-old,” Borowski said.