Milwaukee Man Killed for Tax Refund Offers Another Reason to Adjust Withholding

The violent filing season of 2014 continues:

A Milwaukee man was charged Tuesday in connection with a homicide on the city's south side in which the victim was targeted for his tax refund.

Doneal Bell, 21, was charged with felony murder in the fatal shooting of Mario D. Towns, 23, on March 1 in the 1600 block of S. 3rd St., according to a criminal complaint.

According to the complaint, Bell and a man identified only as "Tone" forced their way into a residence, where they held Towns and the occupants at gunpoint and demanded money and marijuana.

The two men had heard Towns had recently received his tax refund and had purchased a large amount of marijuana.

Towns was found with $3,640 in his pocket and Bell could be sentenced to up to 55 years in prison.

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