COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An 18-year-old suspected gang member has been sentenced to nearly 175 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 1/2 years in prison.
Wade and his co-defendant Robert Lee Adams, age 27 (at the time of the murders) robbed the victims, ordered them to the basement, and Adams then shot the victims, murdering four of them and wounding a fifth individual. After the shooting Adams and Wade fled the scene. One of the five victims survived the shooting and stumbled from the residence where she sought help. Wade was picked up shortly thereafter.
Adams could face the death penalty if convicted during his trial scheduled for January. Wade wasn’t eligible for the death penalty because he’s a juvenile.