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Teen Sentenced To 172 Years For Role In North Columbus Murders

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An 18-year-old suspected gang member has been sentenced to 172 years in prison for his role in a quadruple homicide during a robbery at a Columbus home last year.

Jordyn Wade was accused of helping an accomplice rob five people, then stand with his gun drawn while the accomplice shot the victims. One person survived.

A jury convicted Wade in May and a judge sentenced him Tuesday to 172 ½ years in prison.

Co-defendant Robert Adams Jr. faces the death penalty if convicted during his trial scheduled next year. Wade wasn't eligible for the death penalty because he was a juvenile when the slayings happened.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Wade's attorney said life without parole wasn't appropriate given Wade's age and the fact he didn't shoot the victims.