Teenage suspect in Christopher Gray's death appears in court

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The 15-year-old accused of beating popular Milwaukee club promoter Christopher Gray with a hammer made his first appearance in juvenile court Thursday afternoon, December 5th.

After the hearing, Gray's family and friends gathered to pray for healing and justice. Lisa Fanroy, Gray's mother, says the teen is being held on burglary charges.

"While he in there, he ain't even looking at the judge, he's staring in my face so that was really hard," said Fanroy.

On November 18th, Gray arrived at his home to a burglary in progress. After a short struggle, Gray ended up dead.

Four people have since been arrested in connection with the incident -- two have been charged. According to court records the one adult, Jonathan Sellers, told police a juvenile with the initials M.J. hit Gray in the head several times with a hammer.

Officials say it's possible the teen will be charged as an adult if the District Attorney's Office files homicide charges. The prosecutor says that can't happen until the Medical Examiner's Office releases an official cause and manner of death.

The DA's Office has refused to comment on both the juvenile in custody or the two suspects who have not yet been charged. Sellers is due in court Friday morning.