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Bail $1M each for pair charged in Milwaukee fire



MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The two Milwaukee men charged with killing two women and two young boys are being held on $1 million bail each.


Twenty-three-year-old Anthony E. Barnes and 21-year-old Desmond D. Laster are each charged with six felonies, including four counts of being party to the crime of first-degree intentional homicide.

Barnes and Laster appeared in Milwaukee County court Friday. Each wore handcuffs and orange prison jumpsuits. Neither man spoke in court.

Prosecutors say the pair robbed and killed 23-year-old Rachel Thompson last week, along with her 3- and 4-year-old sons.

The criminal complaint says Thompson's 19-year-old roommate helped them, and that Barnes and Laster killed the roommate later that day.

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