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19 Year-Old Kenosha Man Charged With Attempted Murder, Sexual Assault – $800,000 Bail Set

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Gabriel J. Islas (19) of Kenosha, WI In Court Today
(Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)

A 19 year-old Kenosha man was charged today with two counts of Attempted First Degree Intentional Homicide, Strangulation and Suffocation, and Third Degree Sexual Assault. Gabriel J. Islas, 19, of Kenosha was also alleged to have sexually assaulted his girlfriend in the Summer of 2023 and trying to kill her and her father on February 2, 2024.

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According to the criminal complaint, Islas and his girlfriend, who share a one-year-old child, have been fighting lately. Islas got into bed with the victim laying in-between her and the one-year-old. He began to choke her. She thought his intention was to choke her until she passed out, and then slit her throat with a box-cutter. She fought back, however and yelled for help.

The woman’s father came in and Islas attempted to stab him too. The woman had massive bleeding from her neck and face. She was lucky to be alive. When police arrived, another family member was able to wrestle Islas to the ground and disarm him.

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ADA Drew Lehman In Court Today
(Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)

Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Dre Lehman argued for a $1M bail, stating that the defendant basically gave a full confession and he poses a grave danger to the community. Lehman asked for a $50,000 cash bail for the sexual assault charge, which is on a different felony file.

Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner William Michel In Court Today
(Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)

Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner William Michel ordered a $800,000 cash bail on both files. Islas has no criminal history.

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Islas is due in court on February 22, 2024 for a preliminary hearing.

Gabriel J. Islas (19) of Kenosha, WI
(Kenosha County Sheriff)

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  • Kevin Mathewson

    Kevin Mathewson is a disciple of Christ, husband and a father to two wonderful children. Mathewson was born and raised in Lake County, IL and worked as a police & fire dispatcher from 2005 to 2010 in Round Lake Beach, IL. Mathewson moved to Kenosha County in 2006, later being elected to the position of Alderman of the 8th District in 2012 and 2016. Mathewson is a private investigator, security contractor, journalist, and photographer. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, camping and boating. His favorite amendment is the second, followed closely by the first. He loves his country and community.

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58 Responses

  1. Sounds to me like a typical Kenosha barbecue Saturday. Pass the Q homie, and don’t forget the miller lite

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    1. Kenosha county jail literally marked him as white idiot. The kid isn’t even black. We can acknowledge that this is a bad situation without being racist. Take off the white hood, and don’t forget to put away the confederate flag

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  2. That piece of shit admitted he was going to murder the family and his kid. It was probably not the only time he raped the poor girl. The bond being lowered because he has no prior history is an absolute joke. If the dad doesn’t come down the stairs his daughter and grandkid are dead. He should never see the light of day.

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    1. Didn’t they up it? Isn’t the total 1.6M? 800k on each count? They asked for only 50K on one count

  3. Wonder if his family is as fucked up as fullers. Sticking up for him and defending him. All a bunch of waste of space in society

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    1. The DA asked for $50K cash bail, and Michel upped it to $800K (if I read that correctly). Not seeing the problem here.

      That poor kiddie. I hope he has some sane relatives who can take care of him.

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      1. Was asking 1 million for the attempted murder charges, 50 K was for the sexual assault charge.

        But it was dropped down to 800K for all charges because apparently if you don’t have a criminal record and you attempt to kill people, it’s ok to decrease the bond

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        1. A decrease would suggest it had already been set in the first place. It hadn’t. State gets to make a request and so does defense. Why get pissy about $800k bond. Not like this POS is going to post it anyway.

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        1. I would lock him up based on the curly, broccoli head haircut alone.
          All these fucking boys (used to be called men at 16) need some fucking haircuts and discipline .

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          1. There’s lots of guys who look like Jesus with the long hair and they are some of nicest sweetest most salt of the earth guys around, not sure what you have against guys with long hair

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  4. Can you say, “DRUGS”! Or…..can you say, “BAD PARENTING”! Or. .. can you say, “LACK OF GOD”!??????? We live in a rapidly declining country! All because of libtarded dumocratic policies, “BOTTOM LINE”! Lock this asshole up and his parents!!!

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    1. So it is not for personal responsibility? Why do people blame political parties when the person is an adult. FAFO

      1. The left is advocating for criminals. Blm. Antifa. Pedophilia. Human trafficking. Drugs. These are all led by the left. So, it is political.

    1. What’s so shocking is that he was a great student and incredible athlete in high school.. heartbreaking this all happened but he’s getting what he deserves :/

      1. People can be great at so much but we never know what they are holding inside….controlling behavior, abuse, drugs, etc. Domestic Violence to women is extremely high. Women don’t know how to leave the relationship out of fear & when they do this is what happens. This kid needs a good prison term to sit & think of his actions smh. Thank God her & baby are ok🙏🏻

      2. That is surprising to hear. What a waste then….

        The issue here is the schools need to start teaching these kids more life and coping skills. In other words, DO NOT have babies in high school. Do not think your life is over because your HS boyfriend or girlfriend breaks up with you so that you have to try to kill her or shoot up a movie theater. People these days with no kids never even stay together, throwing a kid into the mix makes it very hard……especially doing this in high school or right out of high school.

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        1. The same schools that peddle pornography, blm, lgbtp, and keep hiring pedophiles?!…. Public schools are meant to dumb down the kids. HOMESCHOOL.

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  5. Why is it that when someone does something like this it is blamed on everything else except the idiot himself?! It’s not always the lack of parenting (although more often than not it is). Years ago they took parental rights away. You can’t even spank your child anymore or punish them. Unfortunately, this is the direct result of parental rights being taken away. Be careful what you vote for because this is also a direct result of that!! God Bless that young girl and her child.

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    1. a good portion of the issue are the schools and lack of parenting. There are many ways aside from spanking a kid to have them grow into honorable, contributing adults

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  6. It doesn’t matter what race he is. He had no right to do what he did. He is Hispanic and black.

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  7. He was quietly abusing her this whole time. He was her first she believed so much of what he was saying. He was not mistreated, he was very much treated like family.

  8. On another note… anyone hear that Evers is planning to make Kenosha a sanctuary city and plans are in the work to turn Stocker school into housing the illegal immigrants that they’ll be busing here in the near future? Hope whoever our Mayor is stands strong against this. Vote smart.

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    1. They are turning stocker into the dual language school, and then also for “newcomers” who need to learn English.

  9. I seriously do not understand the stupidity on some of these comments. This is so un nerving at how tragic this could have turned out.
    While I don’t know the parental situation, I feel it’s unfair to blame then(or lack thereof) or blame the schools. This young man knew what he was doing. He is solely to blame. It’s not religion, race, politics or community that is too blame , the individual

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  10. Why do these young women have kids by losers? Hopefully he will get many years. What is happening to this young generation.

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  11. This is not a political or racial issue, some of you just want an excuse to be bigoted racists. If your mindset is that outdated, I suggest you stay off the internet. May we properly and maturely hold the individual himself responsible, and I hope that the family stays safe and can heal mentally and physically.

  12. This young man was treated like a member of the family, he states he was going to kill everyone from his own baby to the family who was making him welcome .

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