ROBERT LEE ADAMS PLEADS GUILTY TO QUADRUPLE MURDERS AND FIFTH ATTEMPTED MURDER
Posted on 1/17/2017
Defendant: Robert Lee Adams
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Robert Lee Adams plead guilty today to the four execution style murders and fifth attempted murder in this case.” O’Brien announced that Adams, age 29, plead guilty in connection to the June 13, 2015 attempted murder of victim T.N., 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. “Adams plead guilty to four counts of Aggravated Murder and to one count of Attempted Murder and his sentencing is set for this coming Thursday, January 19th at 9:00 am,” O’Brien stated. Adams was accompanied by juvenile Jordyn D. Wade, age 16 at the time of the murders. Wade was sentenced to 172.5 years to life on September 13, 2016. The pair robbed the victims, ordered them to the basement, and Adams then shot the victims, murdering four of them, while Wade stood at the top of the stairs with his gun drawn. After the shooting Adams and Wade fled the scene. One of the five victims survived the shooting and stumbled from the residence where they sought help.