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A Milwaukee man was shot and killed over the weekend following a police chase and subsequent shootout with officers. The man had recently pled guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old, but the judge overseeing his case let him out on bail. It was duing this time that he led police on a high speed chase after allegedly murdering his girlfriend and setting fire to his home.

The man, 47-year-old Ernest Terrell Blakney, killed his girlfriend, 36-year-old Nikia Rogers, and set fire to his home at around 4:30 am on August 25, per Fox 6.

An autopsy by the Milwaukee medical examiner found that Rogers had sustained four gunshots to the back and head.

Blakney was charged with first-degree reckless homicide, attempted mutilating a corpse, armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a felon, felony bail jumping, and false imprisonment.

Blakney and Rogers had gotten back together over the summer and a witness told police that the boyfriend was “crazy.” The witness stated that he received a text from the alleged murderer that read, “You should have left her alone.”

The witness asked for more details to which the Milwaukee man texted back “she dead” after he had set fire to the home on August 25. Blakney later showed up at the witness’ home covered in blood and soaking wet saying “she made me do it,” and that he “shot her.”

Police later found Blakney late September 2, roughly a week after the killing, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The man led officers on an extended car chase that spanned from the south side of the city to downtown.

He then engaged in a shootout with officers which led to him being killed by officers and a 22-year-old woman being caught in the crossfire. She was later taken to the hospital for her injuries and recovered.

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The criminal was charged last year with second-degree sexual assault after he was found having sex with a 13-year-old. He pleaded guilty last month and was freed on bail by Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge David Borowski.

Once again criminals released on bail have gone out to conduct more crime and in this case, it led to a death. Democrat localities should reconsider their bail system and instead of letting criminals out, they should ensure law-abiding citizens are safe by keeping criminals off the streets.

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