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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.

Law student James Wallmuth III,a victim of a random act of violence...

Law student James Wallmuth III,a victim of a random act of violence...

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.


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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.

Teen Killer Jordan Wallick...shot James Wallmuth III in the back over a cell phone...

Teen Killer Jordan Wallick...shot James Wallmuth III in the back over a cell phone...

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.

Slain Univ. of Pitt Law Student James Wallmuth III, 28,...killed over a cell phone.

Slain Univ. of Pitt Law Student James Wallmuth III, 28,...killed over a cell phone.

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8 Responses to “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.”

  1. That is some seriously sad stuff. Nice post summarizing all the info out there, Jerry.

    • Thanks David…I was thinking about you and your friends when I came across this story.
      This sounds like an anomaly for that community,but it’s a shame this young man had to loose his life like this.
      It’s just a terrible waste of potential.

  2. This 15-year-old murderer will be tried as an adult.

  3. I’m not sure how I feel about trying 15 (and especially 12!) year olds as adults. Yeah, these things are really shocking, but I don’t think the best response is to try for the maximum level of punishment possible. I think our justice system should try to be much more rational and rehabilitative and less reactionary and retributive.

    • I think that steps need to be taken with the child, before he commits the murder,but when he commits the murder, the child opens himself up to a final level of justice.
      I imagine that his home life is terrible, and he has had certain disadvantages,but at 15 most kids plan on committing a murder or similar crime, just because they are only subject to the juvenile justice system that ends it’s punishment at a very early age, rather than life in prison and the death penalty.
      He was well aware of the harm that a bullet will do when fired into the back of a person, and if someone held a gun point blank into his face,…I know he would start to beg for his life!
      I am not campaigning or advocating the death of any body, but if the justice system could be rehabilitative and less reactive, that would be great!!!..but any one of any age that commits a crime like this,is beyond repair.

      As long as they have the right person and it has been properly investigated.

      • I really just think this is sad 15 years old and he is being tried as an adult? I really feel this kid should be have extensive counseling & go through a rehabilitation process but not with adult men & that is probably where he went wrong. Trying to be with adults older influenced to do their dirty work because he is 15 & he will go to juvenile. I agree this was a senseless killing but this kid probably had problems way before this he should have been @ home not in the streets with adult boys commiting crimes & carrying a gun. This is a shame and my condolences to the family of James Wallmuth III family.

  4. All the resources were utilized for this youth and all avenues were exhuasted… trust that this is not a shotgun decision. He really is beyond repair and as far as concern for the offencer is concerned … the law student’s most precious gift was stolen from him… what ever happened to the rights of the victim?


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