MILWAUKEE, WI — The owner of Perry''s Cleaning Company was shot three times and killed by one of his employees who was upset about not receiving a paycheck, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Maurice Jones, who will receive life in prison if convicted, faces charges of first-degree intentional homicide, possession of a firearm by a felon, armed robbery and two counts of attempted robbery, the story stated.
According to the complaint filed in Milwaukee County Circuit Court
, Jones showed up at the business wearing a mask and carrying a gun after calling in search of the business owner, Kenneth Perry, earlier in the morning.
After some arguing and demanding money from Perry, Jones removed his mask and, according to accounts from other employees present at the time, appeared very agitated and began pacing, the story noted.
Jones shot Perry after roughly 10 seconds of silence; as Perry fell forward, Jones shot him again before fleeing the building, the story added.
According to the story, Jones was paid in cash but may not have been paid at all because the company was having some financial problems; employees hadn''t received pay checks since February 15, 2008.
According to employees, Perry had instructed his staff to hire Jones for odd jobs around the office a couple of months earlier because he was down on his luck.