Wisconsin man sentenced to 40 years for fatal mall shooting
APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A man convicted in a fatal shooting at a suburban Appleton mall was sentenced to 40 years in prison.
The sentencing Tuesday in Outagamie County Circuit Court came a year after 18-year-old Dezman Ellis shot and killed Jovanni Frausto during a dispute about a girlfriend at the Fox River Mall’s food court. A bystander, Colt Lemmers, was injured.
Ellis, of Oshkosh, fled the mall in a car with friends and was arrested days later in Iowa.
Ellis had earlier entered no contest pleas to second-degree intentional homicide and first-degree reckless endangering safety.
WBAY-TV reported that Frausto’s family pleaded with Judge Mark J. McGinnis for a stiff sentence. The victim’s father, Julio Aponte, said the crime continues to haunt the family.