Jahaun Whirley was sixteen years old when this teen killer would rob two men during a robbery killing one of them. According to court documents Jahaun Whirley would approach two men armed with a 9mm and demanded their belongings. Before the two men were able to hand over their valuables both would be shot multiple times. 33-year-old Justin Kammerich would die from his injuries. Jahaun Whirley would be arrested and later convicted of second degree murder and aggravated assault. The jury would recommend life in prison
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A Jefferson City suspect has been charged with Second-Degree Murder and Assault in the death of one man and serious wounding of another on December 12 near Atchison Street and Broadway.
According to court documents, the victim who survived told police that he and his friend, 33-year-old Justin Kammerich, were standing outside their apartments when they were approached by a man with a Glock pistol with an extended magazine who tried to rob them. Before they could turn over their belongings, the shooter, 16-year-old Jahaun Whirley, shot them both multiple times before running away.
A witness told police that Whirley came knocking on his door the next day looking for his cell phone, which he apparently had lost sometime during the commission of the homicide. The witness said Whirley had an aggressive demeanor about him and believed his phone was at the witness’s residence.
Police searched Whirley’s residence, and found a bag containing a Glock pistol with an extended magazine and a round in the chamber. They also found clothing that matched a description given by the surviving victim. The Missouri Highway Patrol’s lab confirmed that Whirley’s gun fired the rounds found at the crime scene.
Police are seeking charges of Second-Degree Murder, Robbery, Armed Criminal Action, Assault, and other charges.
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A jury recommends a sentence of life without parole for a Jefferson City teen convicted of murder.
Jahaun Whirley, 18, was found guilty Monday of seven charges including second-degree murder.
The jury’s recommendation is the same as the sentence recommended by prosecutors.
Whirley was arrested for a double shooting that took place on W. Atchison Street in Jefferson City in December 2018. One of the men Whirley shot, 33-year-old Justin Kammerich, died from his injuries.
Whirley was 16 at the time of the shooting, but was certified to stand trial as an adult.