|Simeon Adams (WISH-TV Photo)|
UPDATE: I've been wondering why Adams' accomplice has not been arrested. WTHR reports that Marion Co. Prosecutor Terry Curry has made a decision not to prosecute Martez "Duh Duh" McGraw on felony murder charges for his role in assisting in the strong armed robbery that resulted in the killing of Nathan Trapuzzano. Criminal defense attorney Jack Crawford tells WTHR that the prosecutor's office has likely made a determination that they need McGraw's assistance to prosecute Adams.
Alhough police initially identified a second suspect in surveillance video from the murder scene on West 16th Street, only Adams faces charges. Prosecutors know who the second person is - another 16-year-old. They've declined to file charges against him.
"They want to use him at the trial of Mr. Adams," said criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor Jack Crawford. He says even though the second teen was feet away when the murder took place, prosecutors likely have decided to use him as a key witness rather than charge him with a crime.
"Clearly he knows who he's talking about. He was nine feet away. If he's telling the truth; if he's telling the truth, mind you,then he's a very important witness for the state," said Crawford.
That 16-year-old faces felony gun and resisting law enforcement charges stemming from a separate incident in February.It only raises my suspicions more that McGraw may have been an informant for IMPD all along while Adams has been turned loose on the streets to terrorize Indianapolis neighborhoods at will. Who was the accomplice who aided Adams in the $13 million gun store robbery that police suspect that he committed last month? According to WTHR, McGraw was already facing felony gun charges and resisting law enforcement stemming from an incident way back in February. So he was released to roam the streets with Adams, who has been in and out of police custody multiple times for charges that included at least two arrests for unlawful gun possession over the past nine months? You would have to be a fool not to suspect something is amiss here. If anyone has more information on the role McGraw was playing for IMPD and when that role began, please share it. This must be exposed. A life may have been lost because of the crazy games our local law enforcement is playing with serious criminal justice matters.