Medina-Santiago has reached a plea agreement with prosecutor in the Anthony Garcia-Cortez homicide.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
September 29, 2016
Milwaukee, WI – Angel Medina-Santiago, 35, is expected to enter a guilty plea on October 5 after reaching a plea agreement with a prosecutor for the April 30, 2016 homicide of Anthony Garcia-Cortez, 39. Medina-Santiago fled Milwaukee and was taken into custody in June and charged with one felony count of 1st-degree reckless homicide for the death of Garcia-Cortez. Medina-Santiago remains on a $100,000 cash bond.
According to Milwaukee County Circuit Court records, Medina-Santiago is facing up to 60 years in prison, if convicted.
The criminal complaint states, Medina-Santiago got into an argument with Garcia-Cortez while inside a Milwaukee Southside local bar. The suspect and the victim left the bar after security managed to escort them out.
The suspect along with Garcia-Cortez then got into a heated altercation just outside of the bar that involved at least ten people. Medina-Santiago stabbed Garcia-Cortez twice in the chest puncturing his heart. The victim managed to run about a block, but collapsed and succumbed to the fatal stabbing. Garcia-Cortez died at the scene, according to police.
Garcia-Cortez is survived by seven of his children.