A pedophile was involved in a high-speed police chase over the weekend after allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend.
When the alleged murder happened, the criminal had been released by the judge on bail.
The prosecutors had unsuccessfully tried to keep him in jail until his sentencing hearing.
Ernest Terrell Blakney, 47, got into a high-speed car chase with Milwaukee police while trying to arrest him for killing his ex.
The charges he was facing at the time of the chase included first-degree reckless homicide, armed robbery, and possession of a firearm by a felon. He was also accused of false imprisonment, felony bail jumping, and attempted mutilation of a corpse.
His body was later positively identified by the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office.
According to the media, the shootout between Ernest and the police began after the end of the car chase. The chase started on the south side and ended in downtown Milwaukee.
Last year, the man faced charges of second-degree sexual assault of a child. He was accused of having sex with a 13-year-old.
A month ago, he pleaded guilty and was allowed to go free by Judge David Borowski of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court. The prosecutors had tried to file a motion to keep Ernest in jail, but the judge denied it.
Videos that showed Ernest during his gunfight with the police quickly went viral on social media. Numerous police cars were chasing after him during the heated pursuit.