A Wisconsin man was sentenced Tuesday to more than two centuries in prison for killing five of his own people more than a year ago.
Christopher Stokes called 911 on April 27, 2020, to admit that he had just killed his family members. “They massacred my whole family,” he told reporters. Officers found him sitting outside the Milwaukee home, where he pleaded guilty again. Upon entering, officers found 12 spent shotgun shells in the bedroom and the bedroom and the bodies of the victims.
The only survivor of the attack was Stokes’ three-year-old grandson, who witnessed the shooting and pleaded not guilty.
According to reports, the 44-year-old was sentenced to 205 years in prison for his crimes, 40 years for each of the five counts of first-degree reckless murder, and illegal possession of a gun as a convicted felony. Sentenced to 5 more years in prison. Relevant institution.
Stokes deeply regretted his actions, insisting he did it when he was not in the right mind, and said he thought he deserved to be punished. He said, “I don’t know what happened to me in the world. I woke up and just bleed my brain. Something was not going well. That was it, I don’t know.”
“The fact is, I can’t take it back. I committed the ultimate sin. I was imprisoned. I deserve it. I deserve everything I have. I’m not asking for any leniency or anything like that.” “No one in the world should have done what I did,” Stokes said.
Stokes has a history of domestic violence, was convicted of substandard battery and was banned from carrying a gun in 2007. He was examined last year by two doctors to determine if he was eligible to plead not guilty to a mental illness, but both doctors refused to support the possible plea. Refused
However, his lawyer, Nathan Opland-Dobbs, insisted that his client’s actions “do nothing but a sensible person, a common man.” “I don’t understand anything else. I didn’t explain why,” the lawyer said.