16-year-old charged as adult in 4 slayings at Ohio home
Columbus, Ohio — A 16-year-old boy has been charged as an adult in the slayings of four people at an Ohio home last summer.
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said Tuesday a 29-count indictment against defendant Jordyn Wade includes charges of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and kidnapping.
O’Brien says Wade is accused of helping a 27-year-old accomplice rob five victims, then stand with his gun drawn while the accomplice shot the victims. One victim survived.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Robert Lee Adams, who has pleaded not guilty.
The Associated Press doesn’t normally name juveniles but is identifying Wade because he is being tried as an adult.
Wade’s attorney, Eric Hoffman, says Wade isn’t accused of being the “trigger man.” He says they continue to investigate the facts in the case.
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