The man convicted of killing a beloved corn vendor will spend the rest of his life behind bars.
“Measly 100 bucks he was carrying that day,” Daisy Diaz, sister-in-law of the late vendor, said. “For 100 bucks, you’re going to do that? Take a light? You’re not a light. I’m sorry. He took our light.”
On Friday, Sept. 1,
Milwaukee County Judge Ellen Brostrom acted on the state’s recommendation that 34-year-old Antione Alphonse get life in prison without the possibility of parole for the killing of Filigonio Ramirez-Montez.
“You have crafted yourself the life of a criminal. Criminals either end up dead or in prison. I think you’re done. You’re done victimizing the community,” Judge Brostrom said.
Alphonse was on a two-week crime spree when he saw Ramirez-Montez, a local street vendor, pushing his cart northbound on S. 11 St. on Aug. 28, 2020. According to the criminal complaint, he was shot nine times.
“He spent his last moments of life on a dark street corner, having been robbed and shot by two men he didn’t know. It’s the most horrifying thing you can imagine experiencing,” Assistant District Attorney Ian Vance-Curzan said.
Surveillance video shows Alphonse taunting Ramierz-Montez while shooting him.