The teen accused of murdering a 16-year-old Kenosha girl and injuring her mother is in custody. Kenosha police said 15-year-old Martice Fuller was arrested at a house in Racine around 6:30 Friday morning.
Meanwhile in Kenosha, trees are wrapped in pink ribbons throughout a neighborhood and flowers rest outside Kaylie Juga’s home, a small gesture from Kate Colbert to honor the life Juga lived.
“I just want her and her whole family to know that strangers like me are thinking of them and we’re so sorry,” said Colbert.
Colbert watched as dozens of police swarmed her subdivision Thursday afternoon. Police said Fuller entered Juga’s home, allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend, then shot and injured her mother Stephanie.
“it literally hit home for us,” said Colbert. “We just can’t keep having kids like Kaylie getting killed.”
A massive manhunt went through the night as Fuller was nowhere to be found until his cousin Annshaniece Andrews got a knock on her door in Racine. At the time, Andrews said she already knew he was in trouble.
“I was like, you know what gotta do, you can’t keep waiting, you can’t keep standing around here, I know you want to see your family and everything but the time is almost up,” she said. “Anything could happen to you at this point.”
Andrews said she helped convince her cousin to surrender. Now he’s facing a murder charge and possible life in prison at just 15-years-old.
“I wouldn’t wish this on nobody and I feel like how I am with both sides of the family,” she said. “I wouldn’t want my 16-year-old daughter getting shot and killed in her own home and my 15-year-old cousin might get sentenced for life. So right now my head is everywhere.”
Bradford High School in Kenosha canceled classes on Friday. Juga was a student at Bradford. Extra counselors will be made available to students who are grieving. Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page set up to help the Jugas had already eclipsed $23,000 by 4 p.m. Friday afternoon.