Man Gets Life for Killing Teen Walking Home From Library

Jury took less than 90 minutes to convict Kelvin Delonte Walker, 23, of first-degree murder

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    Kelvin Delonte Walker

    A Waldorf, Md., man will spend the rest of his life in prison for robbing and killing a 17-year-old boy as the teen walked home from a library.

    Kelvin Delonte Walker, 23,was sentenced to life plus 20 years in prison Wednesday. Back in July, he was found guilty of first-degree murder, armed robbery and related charges for his role in the death of Justin Isaacs.

    On Oct. 10, 2011, Walker and another man, Tyrone Lewis, confronted Isaacs as he was walking home from the library and demanded he hand over his property, prosecutors said. Isaacs tried to run, but Lewis grabbed him and Walker shot him on the steps of his home.
    The gun used in the crime had been stolen two days earlier from an off-duty Florida police officer’s car while it was parked at the Springfield Metro Station in Virginia.
    The men took a gold chain and money from Isaacs and fled the scene, prosecutors said.
    Walker allegedly told his friends he shot Isaacs to prove he was a killer like Lewis. He is scheduled for sentencing Sept. 18.
    Lewis is scheduled to go on trial next February. He was convicted two weeks ago in the unrelated murder of Lenny Harris, who he robbed and kidnapped in an attempt to raise bail money for Walker when he was jailed in connection with another case.
    After 35 years, Walker will become eligible for parole, but the governor would have to sign off on his release.