Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee man, 59, charged in killing of longtime girlfriend


A 59-year-old man was charged Friday in the death of his longtime girlfriend, according to a criminal complaint.

Jimmy Reed Bates was charged with first-degree intentiona­l homicide, use of a dangerous weapon, in the death of Debra A. Hammond, 52.

Hammond was found stabbed to death May 16 in the home she shared with Bates in the 6500 block of North 70th Street, according to the complaint.

Bates was arrested Sunday, according to the complaint.

He was in custody in the Milwaukee County Jail on Friday, with bail set at $500,000, according to jail records.

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