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Marcus Johnson


The man accused of killing his girlfriend’s son last May will stand trial in June.

Marcus Johnson, 26, is accused of abusing three-year-old Hunter Wise by punching him, burning him and dipping his buttocks in water so scalding it caused the boy’s skin to fall off. The Racine County Medical Examiner determined Wise died of trauma as a result of the abuse.

Johnson is not the boy’s father, and Wise’s mother was not home at the time of the incident. She has not been charged.

Online court records indicate Johnson’s trial with begin June 9 before Racine County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Boyle. A status conference is scheduled for April 24.

Johnson remains in the Racine County Jail on a first-degree intentional homicide and $500,000 cash bail.