Shanika Minor bound over for trial, accused in deaths of Tamecca Perry, her unborn child

MILWAUKEE -- 24-year-old Shanika Minor, one of the FBI’s Most Wanted Fugitives was bound over for trial in court on Friday, July 15th. This, after a brief preliminary hearing.

Shanika Minor

Minor is charged with one count of first degree intentional homicide and one count of first degree intentional homicide of an unborn child for the shooting deaths of Tamecca Perry and her unborn child.

In court Friday, Minor shook her head as she listened to testimony from the sole witness in the preliminary hearing. Prosecutors called Milwaukee Police Detective James Hensley to the stand. He went to North Carolina to interview Minor upon her arrested there on Friday, July 1st.

"She stated on the night of this incident, she did travel to her mother's house. She became involved in an argument with Tamecca. Her mother, Shanika's mother, came down and was separating them and Shanika stated that she reached over her mother's shoulder and fired her gun," Hensley said.

Tamecca Perry

Police say 23-year-old Tamecca Perry, a mother of two and nine months pregnant with her third child, was shot by Minor on March 6th. Perry was pronounced dead after suffering a single gunshot wound to her chest.

Minor's defense attorney asked Detective Hensley whether Minor told him that she believed she was in danger while at her mother's house.

Shanika Minor

"She stated that, not Ms. Perry but the gentleman that lived in the residence, had a firearm," Hensley said. "I don't remember her actually saying that she was concerned about being shot."

When pressed if the man also present during the shooting ever used a weapon, Detective Hensley said the man denied doing so, but said there was evidence at the scene that multiple shots were fired.

"Was there any evidence at the scene that may have suggested that happened?" asked the defense attorney.

"The three casings," Hensley said.

"So, it's unknown where those casings came from?" asked the attorney.

"Correct," Hensley said.

Minor is due back in court to enter a plea to the charges on Tuesday, July 26th.