Suspect in hit-and-run that killed 2 young sisters appears in court; charges pending
Updated: 4:00 p.m. on Oct. 30, 2019
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A suspect believed to be involved in the deadly hit-and-run that killed two young Milwaukee sisters was in court on Wednesday, Oct. 30. A court official confirmed to CBS 58, 19-year-old Daetwan Robinson is a suspect in the case, but he has not yet been charged.
In court Wednesday, prosecutors were granted a 72-hour extension to file any charges.
On Thursday, Oct. 24, three children were crossing the street near 22nd and Center when they were hit by a car that drove around other cars stopped at a red light.
Six-year-old A'Lisa Gee died at the scene. Her 4-year-old sister, A'Mea, died at the hospital on Tuesday night, Oct. 29. Their 10-year-old cousin is still hospitalized.
A memorial near the scene continues to grow with candles, stuffed animals, letters, and pictures.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said the city plans to take action.
"We’re working to do everything we can with the police department, working with the community groups. Hopefully the state will enact legislation that will give us a pilot program for the cameras at the stop lights, but right now we’re still grieving and this is every parents worst nightmare," Mayor Barrett said.
A funeral is planned Monday, Nov. 4 at Jerusalem M.B.C. A public visitation begins at 10 a.m.
Posted: 9:11 p.m. on Oct. 29, 2019
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed that 4-year-old A'Mea Gee has died from injuries sustained in the hit-and-run at 22nd and Center on Oct. 24.
The child was pronounced dead at Children's Hospital at 8:32 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29.
Police say a driver went around cars at a red light, hitting the children in a crosswalk near 22nd and Center Thursday night, before taking off.
The Milwaukee Police Department recovered a vehicle on Friday, Oct. 25, and have persons of interest in custody in relation to the fatal hit-and-run crash.
CBS 58 spoke to the girls' mother Sunday Oct. 27 at a vigil near the scene of the crash.
"I love my kids," said mom Destiny Foster. "A'Lisa is a great young lady. She made me who I am now. Not just Lisa. My daughter A'Mea, aka 'Snacks'. I just can't believe I'm standing here, right here, talking about this type of stuff."
Charges have yet to be filed in the deadly hit-and-run.