$2.2 million bond set for man charged with killing 2 women in Janesville

JANESVILLE, Wis. — A $2.2 million bond was set for the man charged with killing two women near Highway 14 in Janesville in February.

Marcus Randle-El made an initial appearance in Rock County Court via a Zoom call Thursday afternoon.

Randle-El was charged with two counts of first degree intentional homicide, one count of operating a weapon without consent, and a felony for being a felon in possession of a firearm in relation to the murders of Brittany McAdory and Seairaha Winchester.

He also faces additional charges of aggravated battery and loan sharking for a different case.

Assistant District Attorney Jerry Urbik requested a $5 million cash bond on the two homicide counts, as well as $100,000 for the third and fourth counts.

The state also requested Randle-El be prohibited from having contact with the victims’ families, possessing a gun and leaving the state.

Friends and relatives of the victims gave testimonies during the hearing, including Winchester’s mother, Justine Watson.

“Now my daughter’s four girls, and Brittany’s two children must now grow up without their mothers,” Watson said. “That is six children who are now motherless because of him, because of this monster. My boys will never see their sister again nor will any other family members of close friends. We will all have to carry this hurt with us moving forward.”

The judge set a $1 million bond for each of the two homicide charges, along with another $200,000 for the other counts.