Andre Brown pleads guilty to lesser charge in Anisa Scott killing
MADISON, Wis. — One of the defendants charged in connection with a 2020 shooting that killed 11-year-old Anisa Scott pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Friday as part of a plea deal.
As part of the deal, 18-year-old Andre Brown pled guilty to an amended charge of first-degree reckless homicide as a party to a crime and one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide as a party to a crime during the hearing.
Just days after his arrest in connection with Scott’s death, Brown was charged with one count of first-degree intentional homicide as party to a crime and one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide as a party to a crime. Court officials entered a not-guilty plea for both charges on Brown’s behalf as he stood mute during his arraignment in October 2020.
According to the criminal complaint filed against the teen, who was 16 at the time of the shooting, police identified him as a suspect after a man at a local shooting range reportedly heard Brown say “what we did on East Washington already made the news.”
Scott suffered a gunshot wound to the head while sitting in the front passenger seat of a car that was shot multiple times. She was taken off life support the next day.
Prosecutors said they’d likely recommend Brown be sentenced to 40 years in prison at sentencing. Brown’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for Sept. 12.
Two other men, Jerry Ward and Perion Carreon, are also charged in connection with the deadly shooting. Ward is scheduled to go to trial at the start of June. Carreon’s trial is scheduled for later that same month.
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