Two men sentenced for role in Anisa Scott killing now seeking lighter punishment

MADISON, Wis. — Two men are pursuing lighter punishments after they were both recently sentenced for their roles in a shooting that killed 11-year-old Anisa Scott in August 2020.

Both 18-year-old Andre Brown and 21-year-old Perrion Carreon were sentenced earlier this month for their role in Scott’s death and for trying to kill a man who was in the same car as the 11-year-old when she was shot in the head.

Brown was sentenced to a total of 35 years in prison. Carreon was sentenced to a total of 30 years behind bars.

The men had originally been charged with first-degree intentional homicide as a party to a crime for Scott’s death and attempted first-degree intentional homicide for trying to kill Christopher Carthens. Brown and Carreon later pled guilty to lesser charges as part of a plea deal prosecutors agreed to earlier this summer.

According to online court filings from both defendants, they’ve since filed notices of intent to pursue post-conviction relief. Brown filed on Sept. 17, and Carreon filed Monday, Sept. 26.

A third defendant in the case, Jerry Ward, is set to stand trial in early November for his role in Scott’s death. Jury selection is scheduled for Nov. 7 and the trial itself is scheduled to start on Nov. 8.