A man who recently pleaded guilty to child sex charges has allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend just days after being released from prison.
Ernest Terrell Blakney, 47, was out of prison after a judge denied a request from prosecutors to hold him their until he was sentenced for the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl.
He is now accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend dead and setting fire to his home in Milwaukee, US, on August 25, according to Fox 6.
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Milwaukee police and fire departments were called to the scene of a "house fire" shortly before 4.30am.
Inside the property they found Blakney's ex-girlfriend Nikia Rogers, 36, dead. It was ruled a homicide after an autopsy ruled she died from bullet wounds to her back and head.
Blakney was charged with second-degree sexual assault and accused of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl in 2020.
He pleaded guilty and was convicted on August 15 this year, after which Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge David Borowski denied a request from prosecutors for him to be remanded in custody.
The family of the sexual assault victim also asked that he remained in jail after he pleaded guilty, according to WISN.
Police accuse Blakney of committing the murder and arson just 10 days after his release. A warrant is currently out for his arrest.
One witness, who claimed to know both Roger and Blakney, described the latter as "crazy". He said he got a message from Rogers' phone after emergency crews had been alerted to the fire, which read: "You should have left her alone."
The number went on to state "she dead" and when asked "This Terrell? [Blakney's middle name]" it replied: "Yes."
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Another witness said they spoke to Blakney on the phone after the incident, and that he confessed to killing Rogers because she was moving out of the house.
A third witness was repairing a bulldozer at a nearby construction site. They told police Blakney demanded the keys of a truck at gunpoint before locking the witness inside a trailer.
Blakney is being charged with first-degree reckless homicide, armed robbery, attempted mutilation of a corpse, possession of a firearm by a felon, felony bail jumping and false imprisonment.
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