16 Year-Old Gunshot Victim Passes Away On Christmas


A 16 year old Ottumwa teenager has passed away after a nearly month long battle at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.

Ottumwa Police Lieutenant Jason Bell confirmed for Ottumwa Radio News that Christian Madueno succumbed to his injuries on Christmas Day.

Madueno’s death led to police charging 18 year old Venhure Tsegay with 1st Degree Murder, a Class A Felony punishable by a mandatory life sentence. Tsegay had originally been charged with attempted murder and robbery.

Tsegay’s bond has also been reevaluated as a result of Madueno’s death. Tsegay is now held in the Wapello County Jail on a half million dollar cash only bond. Tsegay had previously been successful in getting his original bond lowered, and the cash only requirement removed.

Tsegay remains in the Wapello County Jail.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Previous Coverage

Tsegay Successful In Getting Bond Lowered

Details Begin to Emerge in November Shooting

Police File New Charges For Attempted Murder Suspect

Alleged Shooter Pleads Not Guilty, Bond Increased

(Original) Shooting Leaves Ottumwa Teen Fighting For His Life

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