Zitedrick Shelley was thirteen years old when he would murder a woman during an armed robbery. According to court documents Shelley walked up to an elderly lady demanding her money and before she could respond she would be shot in the chest and would pass away from her injuries. Zitedrick was quickly arrested and once he went to trial would be convicted of armed robbery and murder then sentenced to life in prison with parole. This teen killer had a long history with police and was suspected of other armed robberies and violent assaults.
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Zitedrick Shelley was 13 years old when he gunned down a woman to steal a little more than $6. Mable Florence Jordan was an ill, 61-year-old woman when she died where she fell in the street after Shelley shot her in the chest.
Shelley, now 15, pleaded guilty Wednesday in a plea agreement for life in prison with the possibility of parole.
“This is a case the juvenile system failed,” said Assistant District Attorney McKenzie Gray. By the time Shelley shot Jordan, he had been in state custody 13 times – twice for armed robbery in 2016. Over and over juvenile offenses ranging from ungovernable to robbery were dismissed or set aside, Gray said.
On Aug. 14, 2016, Shelley and three other youths robbed a pregnant woman after pepper spraying her in the face. A week later a juvenile justice officer told a sheriff’s deputy to just take Shelley home after the officer stopped him and his 12-year-old cousin walking down James Brown Boulevard toting a shotgun. On Oct. 18, 2016, he was accused of robbing and stabbing a woman in the parking lot of the Gordon Highway Kmart, according to incident reports.
Although Shelley was a ward of the state with oversight by the Juvenile Justice and Division of Family and Children Services, he cut off his ankle monitor and left his aunt’s home – where he had been placed – Aug. 17, 2017.
On Oct. 5, 2017, just before 1 a.m., Shelley crossed Jordan’s path at 15th and Harper streets. Officers at AU Medical Center heard the gunshots and saw Shelley run from the scene, Gray said. Shelley was found about two hours later hiding in bushes. He had a .22-caliber gun. Jordon’s blood was on his shirt sleeve.
Defense attorney Lyndsey Hix said Shelley was bound for the criminal justice system from birth. “He didn’t have a chance.”
DFCS never got involved with Zitedrick Shelley until he started getting into trouble, although for years he was left on his own when both of his parents were incarcerated, Hix said. The school system never referred him to agencies that might have helped, although records show that he began missing school in first grade, and was getting into fights while in school, Hix said.
He was raising himself, raising himself at 13 on the streets,” Hix said.The community should look at Shelley’s case and try to determine what could have been done to prevent the tragedy, Hix said. “There are no easy answers but the community deserved better,” she said.“This is a tragedy,” Judge Sheryl B. Jolly said. “There is a societal epidemic of children carrying weapons. There are countless guns in the hands of children … children who commit adult acts and have to be held accountable as adults.”
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An Augusta, GA teen is charged in the shooting death of a 61-year-old homeless woman named Mable Florence Jordan, said WJBF on Thursday.
Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said that Jordan’s remains have been forwarded to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) for autopsy and a homicide investigation is in process.
The 13-year-old shooter has been identified as Zitedrick Shelley. He was arrested and charged with murder and armed robbery in the wake of the incident, which took place after midnight on Wednesday night.
Suspect charged in shooting death of Georgia homeless woman is just 13 years old