Suspects in Fitchburg homicide will stand trial
Two suspects appear in court Tuesday
FITCHBURG, Wis. — Two suspects charged in a Fitchburg homicide will stand trial.
Daniel Owens, 21, pleaded not guilty to a first-degree intentional homicide charge in connection with the death of 25-year-old Samuel Harris.
The criminal complaint said Owens shot Harris and he is facing additional charges of armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Also appearing in court Tuesday was Roberto Poindexter, 32. He is accused of driving the getaway car. He is charged with felony murder and armed robbery.
Police said Harris was killed in a drug deal that turned violent. Harris, of Dubuque, Iowa, died on June 26 at the Fairways Apartments complex on Leopold Way.
A third suspect in the homicide, Bobby Hogans, waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Monday.
Court documents said Hogans and Owens have accused each other of the shooting.
The men remain jailed while they await trial. Bond for Owens is $750,000. Bond for Hogans and Poindexter is $200,000.