JUVENILE JORDYN D. WADE SENTENCED TO 172.5 YEARS TO LIFE FOR JUNE 2015 QUADRUPLE MURDERS AND FIFTH ATTEMPTED MURDER
Posted on 9/13/2016
Defendant: Jordyn D. Wade
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “At the time of this crime, this 16 year old assisted in four execution-style murders and the wounding of a fifth person who was left for dead”. Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that Jordyn D. Wade was sentenced today after previously being found guilty following a jury trial in May, in connection to the June 13, 2015 attempted murder of one victim, and the quadruple murders of Michael Ballour, age 41, Daniel Craig Sharp, age 26, Angela D. Harrison, age 35, and Tyajah N. Nelson, age 18, that occurred in the basement of Ballour’s house located at 1623 E. Hudson Street in South Linden. 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. “Wade is not death penalty eligible, as he was a juvenile at the time the crimes were committed”, O’Brien stated. Today, Wade was sentenced to 172.5 years to life in prison. Robert Lee Adams death penalty indictment in this case was filed August 27, 2015 and is set for trial January 13th, 2017.