Killed – Fernando Winters (Milwaukee, WI)


MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) – A Milwaukee father and son are charged in the murder of a man who refused to hand over $50 in a New Year’s Eve robbery attempt.

45-year-old Eric Hill was being held under a quarter-million dollar bond on charges of first-degree intentional homicide and attempted armed robbery. 25-year-old Deonte Hill is charged with felony murder, bail jumping, and illegally possessing a gun as a convicted felon. He’s under a $150,000 bond.

According to prosecutors, both Hills and 36-year-old Fernando Winters were at a northwest side hotel to collect money that a woman owed them. Eric Hill then allegedly tried robbing Winters of his $50 just outside the hotel. Prosecutors said Hill ended up shooting Winters twice, and never got his money.

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — He’s one of two people (a father and son) charged in connection with the final homicide of 2013, and now, he’s been sentenced in the case against him.

46-year-old Eric Hill faced two felony charges in the case: first degree intentional homicide and armed robbery.

Eric Hill on Thursday, October 9th was sentenced to life in prison on the first degree intentional homicide (with credit for 275 days served). He will be eligible for extended supervision after 32 years (in 2046).

On the armed robbery charge, Eric Hill was sentenced to 12 years in prison and seven years of extended supervision, to be served concurrently.

A criminal complaint filed against these two says police were dispatched to the area of 72nd and W. Appleton Avenue on the evening of December 31st. There, they spoke with Fernando Winters, who told them he had been shot in the chest by someone he had never seen before following an attempted robbery as he was walking home.


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