Homicide defendant seeks new lawyer on day of sentencing – Journal Times

RACINE — A 27-year-old Milwaukee man slated to be sentenced Tuesday for his role in a 2014 botched armed robbery that resulted in the death of Chicago man Maurice Carter, has asked for a new lawyer.

Daimon V. Jackson Jr. had initially been charged with three felonies in connection with the crime — murder-armed robbery, felon possessing a firearm, and armed robbery with use of force — but he pleaded no contest in November to an amended charge of second-degree reckless homicide with a dangerous weapon, as a repeater.

The firearms and armed robbery charges were dismissed but read into the court record, as was a separate cocaine delivery charge.

Asked if that plea deal was now in question, Assistant District Attorney Robert Repischak said Tuesday that  “we are going to have to wait and see what successor counsel does with the case.”

Carter, 41, was shot and killed on Dec. 11, 2014, in the 1000 block of Grand Avenue. 

According to the criminal complaint, Jackson, and two Racine men — Bobby C. Henderson and Travenn L. Webster, now both 26 — had devised a plan to rob a Carter and another man that evening.

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Henderson told police he was going to try to rob Carter’s friend, who was slated to be leaving a card game with a lot of cash. Jackson was to try and rob Carter, investigators said.

Henderson said he walked toward a car where the other man was, but the latter drove off. At that point, Henderson said Jackson began scuffling with Carter. That’s when two gunshots rang out. Henderson later told police it was Jackson who shot Carter.

After the shooting, the three men allegedly went gambling at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, an investigator later testified.

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