Milwaukee man convicted of killing grandson with hammer sentenced to life in prison

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee man convicted of brutally killing his 12-year-old grandson with a hammer, was sentenced to life in prison. 

On May 5, Andrez Martina was found guilty on all five counts he was facing:

  • First degree intentional homicide
  • Physical abuse of a child, repeated acts causing death
  • Neglecting a child, consequence is death
  • Physical abuse of a child, intentionally cause harm
  • Charged as a felon in possession of a firearm

The incident happened on Aug. 29, 2021. 

Martina had accused the victim, 12-year-old Andre Smith, of stealing money. He claimed that Smith had pointed a gun at him and after Martina pulled the gun away from the child, he lost control.

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