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Jul 16, 2013 3:30 PM by AP(PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE)

Prosecutor: Video shows Wisconsin man killing teen

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Prosecutors say jurors will actually witness a Milwaukee man gunning down his 13-year-old neighbor whom he suspected of stealing.

Prosecutor Mark Williams said Tuesday the defendant's own security cameras captured the May 2012 shooting. He says jurors will see the terror in Darius Simmons' face and see how coldblooded 76-year-old John Henry Spooner was.

The criminal complaint says Spooner suspected Simmons of breaking into his home and stealing guns. Spooner confronted the teen on the sidewalk and demanded that he return them. The complaint says Simmons denied stealing anything and Spooner shot him in the chest.

Defense attorney Franklyn Gimbel concedes Spooner shot the fatal bullet, but says he'll argue he didn't intend to kill Simmons and that Spooner's mental illness prevented him from knowing right from wrong.

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