Chaos broke out when a Milwaukee judge recently gave 23-year old Dedrick Ashford a sentencing of just one year in prison for striking and killing a 6-year-old boy with his car last April. Christopher Wade, the boy killed, was crossing an intersection, when Ashford accidentally struck him with his vehicle.
Ashford admitted to police that he had been smoking marijuana and did not have a driver’s license. The boy's family members, who were present in the courtroom when the sentencing was read, screamed in reaction to the seemingly lenient punishment. Once in the hallway of the courthouse, a fight broke out between relatives of both Ashford and Wade. Deputies tried to break it up but ended up getting injured, with at least two having to be hospitalized.