MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - A $100,000 cash bond has been set for a Milwaukee man accused of stabbing his mother’s boyfriend 13 times, and hitting him with a hammer.
24-year-old Olajuawon Bell is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of John Evans at her mother’s apartment last Thursday.
Prosecutors said Evans jarred Bell’s mother awake by screaming at her son to, “stop.” She noticed her son carrying a hammer and Evans’ body lying in front of her TV – and she quoted Bell as saying, “John tried to kill me.”
Authorities said Bell then told his mother to go back to bed – but when he went to the bathroom, she snuck out and called 911.
Police said Bell fled the house before officers could arrive, but he was found a short time later at a nearby gas station.
He’s due back in court a week from Wednesday, when a judge will decide if there’s enough evidence to order a trial. Court records showed that Bell was convicted of battery in Dane County in 2010.