A 15 Year-Old Murderer Arrested For Killing James Wallmuth III,28, A University of Pittsburgh Law Student,…He Stole His Money And His Life.
This is another terrible account of an indiscriminate killing of a great person, Law student James Wallmuth, 28, by a young man who showed absolutely no empathy or mercy by killing the unarmed victim and shooting him in the back.
It hits close to home for me, because I know some law students around the victims age, that are currently attending the University of Pittsburgh law school. I send my condolences out to every one of them, and I hope that they can handle the emotions that come with the murder of a friend and colleague.
James Wallmuth III was shot in what officials believe was a robbery attempt on Wednesday night as the victim made a cell phone call outside a bar in downtown York.
Wallmuth was reportedly sitting on a park bench making a call on his cell phone when he was victimized by the 15-year-old robber.The cold blooded teen killer shot James Wallmuth in the back….he never had a chance.(SOURCE)
Wallmuth, of York, told police the teen was trying to steal his cell phone.
“He was crawling on his knees and he was asking for help,” said Mary Thompson, a witness.
“I was just shocked to see the gunshot in his back. It just, like, happened out of the blue. There wasn’t nobody out here,” added Pierre Flowers, another witness. “It was just, all you heard was this pop.”(SOURCE)
Police have charged 15-year-old Jordan Wallick, of York, with the homicide, robbery and related offenses. He is being held without bond. Wallick is being charged as an adult.
There are 3 other perpetrators that are being sought by the police for participating in the murder,and now that the charge of murder has been filed,Wallick can only expect the death penalty to follow those charges, or life in prison, if he turns in his accomplices.
Through a series of informants, police found an eyewitness to the crime and showed him a photo line-up. The witness picked out the 15-year-old who police had suspected was responsible for fatally shooting Wallmuth’s son, James Wallmuth III, on Wednesday night.(SOURCE)
The catalyst for the crime was the cell phone that the victim was using.The four teens wanted to steal it, and ended up taking the young law students life.
I can not believe that one of our best and brightest was killed over a cell phone?!?!…what are our youth coming too!
I hope these killers are prosecuted at the highest extent of the law for this terrible crime against humanity. As a Lawyer, James could have helped out society in many ways, and it is a shame that he will not be able to get his chance to do that.
The victim’s father is praising police for their quick action in the case, and reported to the media that Wallmuth had completed one year of law school at the University of Pittsburgh.
A viewing has been planned for today,Sunday in York, and Wallmuth will be laid to rest on Monday.
My condolences go out to the family of James Wallmuth III.
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