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Bond set for veteran charged in shooting death of his wife

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Brass Milled Gavel By walknboston (Flickr: Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Brass Milled Gavel By walknboston (Flickr: Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Bond is set at $400,000 for a Milwaukee Army veteran charged with shooting his wife to death during a quarrel last Sunday.

27-year-old Keith Brooks made his first appearance in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Thursday on charges of first-degree intentional homicide and battery.

Brooks told police that 27-year-old Anita Brooks, a poet, killed herself after they spent the previous few days arguing about infidelity.

But the Milwaukee County medical examiner’s office said Anita could not have fired the fatal shot. That’s because the direction of the bullet indicated that it was not fired from extremely close range.

Also, police said a video was found on Keith’s cell phone which showed him berating Anita while making numerous slurs and epithets.

According to police, Brooks met his wife in Arkansas – and they moved to Milwaukee last October soon after he left the Army.

He’s due back in court next Friday, when a court commissioner will decide if there’s enough evidence to order a trial. 

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