Milwaukee man charged in his former boss' murder

Posted at 9:52 PM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 23:34:17-04

MILWAUKEE -- A man accused of murdering his boss and then hiding his body at the Young Urban Jazz Cafe was formally charged Thursday.

Jason Small is charged with intentional homicide and possession of a firearm by a felon.  He is suspected of killing his boss Donald Lewis. 

"He was the leader.  We looked at him for everything.  We try to follow his steps," said Josa Lewis, victim's son.

The family of the victim left behind is doing what they believe their loved one would have wanted.

"I can say that I can forgive him."

Lewis's son Josa is talking about Small, the man accused of shooting his 65-year-old father four times with his dad's own gun.  Both the victim and the suspect were reported missing Friday. Saturday police found Lewis dead inside his own business.  

Police say the suspect tried throwing away surveillance video of what he did, but police found the evidence in a dumpster at his apartment complex. Josa has a message for the man who once worked for his dad.

"I hope you realize the damage that you have done to not only me, but the family, how many people you hurt you hurt a lot of people and i just hope that justice is served and you get you get what comes to you," said Lewis. 

Josa credits police for working quickly to get small behind bars.

"It means everything.  It definitely brings relief for the family and everyone else even the community.  They loved my father."