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Teen Charged in Pittsburgh Law Student’s Robbery and Murder


A teen has been charged in the murder of University of Pittsburgh law student James Wallmuth III, shot and killed while talking on his cell phone Wednesday night on a park bench outside a bar in York, Pa.

Charging documents say the youth, 15-year-old Jordan Michael Wallick, bragged about being the shooter in the botched robbery. He is charged as an adult with robbery, conspiracy and illegal firearm possession by a minor, according to the York Dispatch and the York Daily Record. Both stories say an eyewitness identified Wallick as the gunman in a photo lineup.

Another teen, 18-year-old Kenneth Daniel Santiago-Curet, is accused of providing the gun to Wallick, according to the York Dispatch. He is charged with homicide, robbery and conspiracy to commit both offenses, the story says.

Wallmuth, 28, had worked as a summer associate with a York lawyer and would have been a 2L this year. He formerly worked as a case manager in the York County District Attorney’s office.

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