Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:32 AM
Published on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
By Jim Davis
The jury took less than 90 minutes to convict Kelvin Delonte Walker, 23, for the first-degree murder and armed robbery of a Temple Hills teenager.
The verdict was announced earlier in July by Angela Alsobrooks, state’s attorney for Prince George’s County.
“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 home from a library without being attacked by those looking to steal from him.”
Walker, of Waldorf, is scheduled for sentencing on Sept. 18. He faces a maximum life sentence plus 20 years.
Justin Isaacs, 17, was walking home from a local library around 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, 2011, when Walker and Tyrone Lewis confronted him and demanded his property. Isaacs’ home had two flights of stairs leading up to the door from the street. Isaacs climbed one flight when Lewis grabbed him and Walker shot him four times with a .40 caliber Glock pistol, according to court documents.
Isaacs was a student at Potomac High School and worked part-time at a dry cleaners.
The gun had been stolen from an off-duty Florida police officer’s car two days earlier, while the vehicle was parked at the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station in Virginia, according to the state’s attorney’s office.
Walker and Lewis stole a gold chain and money from Isaacs before fleeing.
Isaac’s mother was inside the home, located on the 2100 block of Iverson Street, when she heard the gunshots. She found her son on the steps with multiple gunshot wounds. Isaacs was pronounced dead shortly after life-saving measures were unsuccessful, according to the state’s attorney’s office.
“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,” Alsobrooks said.
Lewis’s trial is scheduled for February.