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Boscobel graduate faces murder charge
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A 2009 Boscobel High School graduate faces a felony murder charge in connection with the Sept. 15 shooting death of a Madison man on that city's east side. Elizabeth Glasbrenner, 22, is charged with first degree intentional homicide and being party to a crime-armed robbery.
Madison police say Glas-brenner and another woman organized the robbery of Michael J. Keith Jr., 24, who also listed a Chicago address. However, the attempted robbery on Fordem Avenue went bad when Keith reached into his coat and was shot by 19-year-old Anthony A. Williams of Madison. Both Williams and Zachary L. Mays, 18, are charged with First Degree Intentional Homicide.
According to the criminal complaint, Glasbrenner and 18-year-old Natique Crawford of Milwaukee planned the robbery in Glasbrenner's apartment with Williams and May. Glasbrenner was behind on her rent and Crawford wanted cigarettes, so they targeted Keith-known as "Payroll."
After the shooting, the four allegedly ran back to Glasbrenner's apartment. "I just wanted you to come and scare them and take their money and drugs," Glasbrenner told Williams, according to the criminal complaint.
Keith was shot in the head with a handgun and had at least 20 wounds in his body from a shotgun.
Attorney Diana Van Rybroek represented Glasbrenner and Crawford at last Tuesday's initial appearance, describing them as unemployed and destitute. Both are mothers of a young child.
The shooting victims arranged to meet Glasbrenner-known as "Africa"-at Camelot Apartments at 1782 Fordem Ave., according to the criminal complaint. When they arrived, they met Glasbrenner and Crawford, who walked away and made a phone call. Not long after, Mays and Williams showed up. They came up behind the victims and multiple shots were fired. Keith was killed and Deondrea I. Stevenson, 22, of Chicago, suffered significant injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.
Glasbrenner is the daughter of Leon and Becky Glasbrenner, Boscobel. She is being held in the Dane County Jail on $100,000 bail and is scheduled to return to court on Oct. 13 at 1:15 p.m. for her preliminary hearing. She had previously been convicted of several counts of disorderly conduct while living in Boscobel and Wauzeka.