A man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting five members of his family in April 2020 was sentenced to 205 years in prison plus 105 years of extended supervision on Tuesday, July 27.
Milwaukee man sentenced to 205 years for killing family members
Christopher Stokes, 44, pleaded guilty to five counts of murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon in June.
At sentencing, Stokes said, “I deserve to be locked up. I deserve everything I get. I’m not asking for leniency or anything like that. I deserve it. Nobody in the world should have done what I did.” WITI reports .
The Milwaukee Police Department announced that on April 27, 2020, they received a call from a man, later identified as Stokes, who told them his family was dead.
According to the criminal complaint filed in Milwaukee County , Stokes reportedly called the Milwaukee Police Department at 10:37 am on April 27 saying, “Um, I just massacred my whole family.”
Police said when they arrived at the residence in the 2800 block of North 12th Street, they arrested Stokes as a suspect.
Police identified the victims as Demetrius Thomas, 14; Tiera Agee, 16; Lakeitha Stokes, 17; Marcus Stokes, 19; and Teresa Thomas, 41.
Stokes reportedly said the gun “was still upstairs with the bodies” and that he was sitting outside. According to the criminal complaint, in his second call, Stokes reportedly again admitted that he “just killed my whole family” and did it “with my Mossberg.”
Responding detectives reportedly found the gun and shotgun shells in the house.
Stokes spared the life of his 3-year-old grandson. The grandson asked Stokes not to hurt him, so Stokes spared him.