MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- 16-year-old Melvin Jones is the latest to be charged in connection with the death of Milwaukee club promoter Christopher Gray (also known as "Caly Kris"). Jones was charged on Monday, February 3rd with two criminal counts including first-degree reckless homicide and burglary, party to a crime.
Police say Jones was wielding the weapon in this case, and thus, the 16-year-old is being charged as an adult.
According to police, Gray came home in the early hours of November 18, 2013 and found burglars inside his home. A struggle ensued and Gray wound up dead.
The criminal complaint against Jones indicates he was with three others when they went to Gray's house to rob it. The complaint says Jones and a second person, Jonathan Sellers, entered the house after Gray had apparently left. Once inside, they allegedly took a big screen TV, a couple of laptop computers and an X-Box 360.
The complaint says during the robbery, Gray came home -- and was confronted by Jones and Sellers. Gray was chased to a nearby alley where the two caught up to him. The complaint says Jones "then took the hammer he was in possession of and began hitting the victim in the head 3 or 4 times really hard." They also allegedly went through Gray's pockets and stole money and an iPhone.
If convicted, Jones faces up to 60 years in prison.
For Christopher Gray's family, this homicide charge against Jones is the first good news since November 18th -- when Gray died.
"When you lose someone that you love, there`s nothing that could ever replace that," Tory Lowe, Gray's cousin said.
On Monday, February 3rd, standing outside the home where Gray was killed, Lowe says his family is finally getting some justice.
"You have to pay the price for your actions. (Jones) should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law," Lowe said.
Gray's mother has spoken with FOX6 News before, and lives out of state. She says she wants all four men who were there that night charged in connection with her son's death.
"They watched him die and suffer and they still went through his pockets. I hope they spend the rest of their lives in jail. My son is gone," Gray's mother, Lisa Fanroy said.
Two men who say they were in a car the night of Gray's death aren't charged at this time.
Lowe hopes there will be more homicide charges -- especially for a man referred to as "Red" in the criminal complaint.
"He's in jail. He's currently in jail, but he's not being charged with the death," Lowe said.
Christopher Gray left behind two young children.