Teenager Accused In Two Murders Indicted

Posted on 1/27/2012

Defendant: Anthony Wadsworth

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Anthony Lamar Wadsworth, age 19, for one count Aggravated Robbery with Specification (F-1), one count Aggravated Murder with Specification (unclassified), three counts of Murder with Specification (unclassified), and two counts of Having Weapon While Under Disability (F-3), for a total of seven counts. Wadsworth is allegedly connected to two murders that occurred between January 13th and 17th, 2012. On January 13th, victim Wayne Pender was murdered during a robbery that occurred at an apartment located at 2393.5 West Broad Street. A co-defendant, Keith Hill, age 47 has also been indicted in connection to this homicide. Four days later, a fight broke out in the evening hours at 5728 Joshua Place and Dennis Kiser was shot and killed. On January 18th, Wadsworth was arrested by CPD SWAT and during the arrest, while attempting to flee, Wadsworth was shot and taken to the hospital for his injuries. “If found guilty on these charges, the defendant faces a potential sentence of life in prison”, O’Brien stated. Arraignment for Wadswrth is set for Monday, January 30, 2012 at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2A at 345 S. High Street.