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Milwaukee teen charged with intoxicated homicide

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ANN MARIE AMES
March 28, 2009
— A Milwaukee teen remains in custody after a preliminary hearing Friday afternoon in Walworth County Court.

Donovan N. Espinosa, 17, is charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon, according to court documents.


He is in Walworth County Jail on a $100,000 bond, according to jail records.


Espinosa ran a stop sign at 3:45 a.m. March 10 while driving south on Bowers Road in LaFayette Township. Espinosa struck a pickup truck driven east on Highway 11 by Dean A. Schumacher, 41, of Delavan.


Schumacher was pronounced dead at the scene.


According to court documents:


Espinosa told police he was driving from Milwaukee to California when the crash occurred. He admitted to police he had smoked marijuana at 10 p.m. March 9.


Police found a homemade knife in Espinosa’s backpack and a baggie of marijuana in his pants pocket.


Espinosa is scheduled for arraignment at 1:00 p.m. Thursday.



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