A Waldorf, Md., man was convicted earlier this week of robbing and killing a 17-year-old boy as the teen walked home from a library.
A jury took less than 90 minutes to convict Kelvin Delonte Walker, 23, of first-degree murder, armed robbery and related charges for his part in the killing of Justin Isaacs, said Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks.
Walker faces the maximum penalty of life plus 20 years in prison.
He was convicted of fatally shooting Isaacs on the evening of Oct. 10, 2011, when the teen was walking home from a library. Walker and another man, Tyrone Lewis, confronted Isaacs in the 2100 block of Iverson Street and demanded he hand over his property, prosecutors said.
Isaacs tried to run, making it up one of the two flights of stairs leading to his home before Lewis grabbed him and Walker shot him four times with a .40-caliber handgun, prosecutors said.
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.
Isaacs’ mother heard the gunshots and found her son on the stairs.
Walker allegedly told his friends he shot Isaacs to prove he was a killer like Lewis. He is scheduled for sentencing Sept. 18.
“We are very pleased that Mr. Walker has been held accountable for his senseless crime,” Alsobrooks said. “It is very troubling to me that a young man cannot walk from a library without being attacked by those looking to steal from him. I want everyone to know that if you commit a heinous crime like this in our county, you will be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
Lewis is scheduled to go on trial next February.