Police Charge Two Men In Homicide Of Milwaukee Woman Who Was Set On Fire

Investigators believe Kania Brunson was dating one of the suspects who was married.

The Milwaukee police charged two men in connection with the killing of a woman and burning her body. Investigators believe Kania Brunson, the 20-year-old victim, was dating her alleged killer, who was married.

WISN reported on Oct. 28 that authorities charged Sultan Shareef with first-degree intentional homicide and mutilating a corpse. Shareef’s brother-in-law, Johnny Hopgood, was charged with mutilating a corpse and harboring or aiding a felon.

According to the police, Brunson met with Shareef on the morning of the murder, WDJT reported. Shareef’s friend called 911 on Sept. 24 after he said that he saw Shareef on top of Brunson in Shareef’s car and that “the female stated, ‘he cut my throat,’ she was screaming and pleading for help.”

The police allege that Hopgood joined Shareef later and set Brunson’s remains on fire in an attempt to dispose of her body. Her remains were discovered on Sept. 24.

Brunson’s mother, Jennifer Meadows, told WDJT that Shareef contacted her a week before the murder. “He goes on to say I want to be done messing with your daughter but she's reaching out to my wife,” Meadows said.

During the investigation, Shareef’s wife claimed that he was with her on the night of the murder, but video evidence contradicted her claim.

RELATED: Texas Woman Accused Of Setting Boyfriend On Fire Now Faces Murder Charges

Meadows described Brunson, who was enrolled in beauty school, as her best friend. “She was everything to me. She was everything and this is the most hurtful feeling,” the grieving mother stated.

Brunson’s stepfather, Cameron Meadows, said, “She can make you smile right away. You know me and her, we laugh about the silliest things.”

Bond for Shareef was $500,000 and $50,000 for Hopgood.

Latest News

Subscribe for BET Updates

Provide your email address to receive our newsletter.

By clicking Subscribe, you confirm that you have read and agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge our Privacy Policy. You also agree to receive marketing communications, updates, special offers (including partner offers) and other information from BET and the Paramount family of companies. You understand that you can unsubscribe at any time.