$2 million cash bond for Fond du Lac homicide suspect who was on the lam for 4 months
Antonio Johnston is charged in the death of Tatyanna Zech along with Parise Larry Jr.
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WBAY) - The last of two suspects arrested for the May shooting death of a 20-year-old woman in Fond du Lac will remain behind bars unless he comes up with $2 million cash.
A Fond du Lac County court set that bond Wednesday morning for Antonio Johnston, who was on the lam for four months after the shooting outside Maplewood Commons apartments. Three other people were wounded, one critically.
The criminal complaint says Johnston, 17, and Parise Larry Jr., 14, confronted a person they had a dispute with. Witnesses said Tatyanna Zech was taking out the garbage and was hit by the gunfire.
Johnston was eventually found staying with a friend in Chicago. He was arrested with help from a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force last week and extradited to Wisconsin.
Johnston faces a total of eight counts: 1st-degree intentional homicide, attempted 1st-degree intentional homicide, 1st-degree reckless injury, four counts of 1st-degree recklessly endangering safety, and injury by negligent use of a weapon.
On each count he’s charged as being party to the crime, use of a dangerous weapon, and committing a violent crime in a school zone due to the apartment complex’s proximity to Pier Elementary and Theisen Middle schools.
He faces life in prison if he’s convicted of the homicide or attempted homicide charge.
Johnston isn’t due back in court on this case until December 1.
As conditions of the bond, Johnston can’t have any contact with his Larry or with any witnesses.
Larry turned himself in a few days after the shooting. His bond was set at $1 million cash and he’s been bound over for trial. His next court date is in November. Online court records show a motion was filed Tuesday to raise the issue of competency in the younger teen’s case.
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