Jordyn Wade was seventeen years old when he participated in a robbery that saw four people killed. According to court documents Jordyn Wade and Robert Adams went to collect money from a group of people that quickly turned violent and four people were shot and killed. Wade apparently stood over the victims while Robert Adams committed the murders.
This teen killer would plead not guilty but would be found guilty on multiple counts and would be sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. Robert Adams would plead guilty to multiple charges of murder in exchange for prosecutors taking the death penalty off the table.
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A teen who was an alleged accomplice in the shooting deaths of four people last summer has been found guilty.
17-year-old Jordyn Wade was found guilty of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and kidnapping.
The teenager was accused of helping a 27-year-old accomplice rob five people, then stand with his gun drawn while the accomplice allegedly shot the victims. One victim survived.
35-year-old Angela D. Harrison, 18-year-old Tyajah Nelson, 26-year-old Daniel Sharp and 41-year-old Michael Ballour were all found shot to death at a home on East Hudson Street on June 13.
Wade, who was being tried as an adult, had pleaded not guilty to all charges.
The accused gunman, Robert Adams, fled to Mississippi after the slayings and was captured last August by U.S. Marshals. They say Adams was found “cowering in a bedroom closet, surrounded by piles of clothes.”
Adams told investigators Wade was responsible for the shootings. However, court records show the only surviving victim, a now 15-year-old girl, identified the killer as Adams.
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An 18-year-old suspected gang member has been sentenced to 172 years in prison for his role in a quadruple homicide during a robbery at a Columbus home last year.
Jordyn Wade was accused of helping an accomplice rob five people, then stand with his gun drawn while the accomplice shot the victims. One person survived.
A jury convicted Wade in May and a judge sentenced him Tuesday to 172 ½ years in prison.
Co-defendant Robert Adams Jr. faces the death penalty if convicted during his trial scheduled next year. Wade wasn’t eligible for the death penalty because he was a juvenile when the slayings happened.
The Columbus Dispatch reports Wade’s attorney said life without parole wasn’t appropriate given Wade’s age and the fact he didn’t shoot the victims.
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obert Lee Adams was sentenced to life without parole for his part in the quadruple murders at a South Linden home in June of 2015.
Adams was sentenced on each of the four counts of murder, and 11 years on the attempted murder. He also received an additional two years for the gun specification. His sentences are to run consecutively, according to the judge.
During the sentencing hearing, Adams addressed the court and apologized.
Adams pleaded guilty Tuesday to four execution style murders and a fifth attempted murder.
According to Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien Adams, 29, pleaded guilty to the murders of Michael Ballour, 41, Daniel Craig Sharp, 26, Angela D. Harrison, 35, and Tyajah N. Nelson, 18, that occurred in the basement of Ballour’s house located in the 1600 block of E. Hudson Street in South Linden, June 13, 2015.
Adams was accompanied by juvenile Jordyn Wade, age 16 at the time of the murders. Wade was sentenced to 172.5 years to life on September 13, 2016.
The pair robbed the victims, ordered them to the basement, and Adams then shot the victims, murdering four of them, while Wade stood at the top of the stairs with his gun drawn. After the shooting Adams and Wade fled the scene.
One of the five victims survived the shooting and stumbled from the residence where they sought help. Wade was picked up shortly thereafter