Milwaukee man Travis Lamar Birkley charged with murdering six in botched robbery

Milwaukee man Travis Lamar Birkley charged with murdering six in botched robbery

A Wisconsin man is going through six counts of felony homicide for allegedly killing six individuals throughout a botched theft at a Milwaukee duplex in January. 

Travis Lamar Birkley, 34, was arraigned on the fees Sunday and is being held on a $1 million bail. 

The six victims had been discovered at a house in north Milwaukee on Jan. 23, although investigators consider that they had been killed three days earlier. 

Police beforehand recognized the deceased as Charles Hardy, 42; Caleb Jordan, 23; Javoni Liddell, 31; Donta “Michael” Williams, 44; Michelle Williams, 49; and 43-year-old Donald Smith. 

A confidential witness advised investigators that Birkley admitted to killing all six victims throughout a “theft gone unhealthy” along with his cousin, based on a grievance obtained by Fox 6 Milwaukee. 

Detectives discovered a “selfie” that Birkley allegedly took within the basement of the house on Jan. 20, hours after the murders befell, by which Birkley is carrying sun shades that belonged to one of many victims. 

A witness additionally advised police that they noticed Birkley with money, weapons, and medicines after the murders that belonged to a sufferer, based on the grievance. 

The Milwaukee Police Division mentioned days after the murders that 4 individuals of curiosity had been in custody, although they had been later launched. 

Nobody else has been charged in relation to the murders. The Milwaukee Police Division didn’t reply to a request for remark about some other potential suspects within the case on Monday. 

The Related Press contributed to this report. 

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