A man charged with shooting one man to death and wounding another last month at a South Side convenience store was ordered Thursday to stand trial on murder and attempted murder charges.
Curtis J. Langlois, 37, was also ordered by Circuit Judge John Hyland to stand trial on a charge that he threatened to kill a Dane County sheriff’s deputy in the jail earlier this month. Police said he grabbed and choked her Monday before he was restrained by other deputies.
Langlois was wheeled into court for his preliminary hearing Thursday strapped to a restraint chair.
The sole witness who testified at the hearing, Madison police Detective Jamie Grann, testified that while at the Marathon County Jail in Wausau following his arrest on unrelated robberies, Langlois confessed to the Aug. 2 shooting death of Kendrith Young and wounding Rodney Lemon Jr., describing how he shot both men at the 7-Eleven convenience store, 2703 W. Beltline at the Todd Drive intersection.
Grann said Langlois told him that during the month before the shooting, he believed that Young had been “posturing,” and making “disrespectful comments” toward Langlois, and “mugging” him, looking at him a certain way.
Grann said that Langlois told him that another man who was with Langlois, Dametrius Reeves, 27, shot Young first, and then Langlois shot Young once in the head and twice in the chest. Grann said Langlois told him he shot Lemon four times.
Reeves, who also faces charges, was to have had a preliminary hearing on Tuesday but fired his state public defender-appointed lawyer. His preliminary hearing was rescheduled for Oct. 4.
Langlois was charged last week with threatening to kill a jailer on Sept. 4, telling her that he would snap her neck. On Monday, he put his hands around the same deputy’s neck while in an elevator and choked her until other deputies intervened, sheriff’s officials said.