The case involving Justin T. Carl, who is accused of killing a man last August in a Waukesha neighborhood, is heading to a trial.
At a hearing on Wednesday, March 9, Judge Ralph Ramirez scheduled a 12-person jury trial for Sept. 12 at the Waukesha County Courthouse. The trial is expected to last five days.
In advance of the trial, an all-day hearing is set for June 6 so the court can address "several motions" filed by Attorney Maura McMahon. Among them is a request to select a jury from another county, and to exclude evidence against Carl such as photographs and statements.
Carl, 36, charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the fatal shooting of 40-year-old Kevin Hueman, faces life in prison, if convicted. Carl is also charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon.
He allegedly shot Hueman multiple times in front of a home in the 200 block of Albert Street on Aug. 14. An autopsy showed four gunshot wounds to Hueman's chest and stomach.
Hueman was married and had a 6-month-old son at the time of the shooting. No relationship or motive has been given in the shooting.
At a preliminary hearing in October, Court Commissioner Thomas Pieper found probable cause a felony was committed. After the case was bound over for trial last fall, Carl's attorneys made two requests to have their defendant's bail modified. In both cases, Ramirez denied the requests.
In one request, public defenders Adam J. Schleis and McMahon sought to have the cash bond modified to the lowest amount necessary so Carl could be treated for self-inflicted injuries. Carl stabbed himself in the throat when he saw police surround his apartment at 720 E. St. Paul Ave in early September to arrest him.
Carl lived walking distance from Hueman's residence, the same area where the shooting took place. Evidence linked Carl to the crime, according to the criminal complaint. A Nike shoe found at the scene of the crime was traced to a Kohl's store in Waukesha. An investigation revealed the shoe was bought by Carl's aunt, who said she gave it to Carl.
Carl's aunt also reported that her husband had been missing one of his firearms at their home and when it was found there were five empty bullet casings in his ammo box.
The gun tested positive for blood, and the spent shell casing found at the crime scene was consistent with a shell casing shot from the gun.