Teens Charged with Officer’s Death to be Tried in Lackawanna County

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SCRANTON -- Three teens charged with homicide for the death of a Scranton police officer will be tried in Lackawanna County.

A judge denied Nasiir Jones, Tanner Curtis, and Isiah Edwards a change of venue request.

Officer John Wilding chased the trio after a suspected armed robbery attempt two summers ago. Wilding fell 15 feet during the chase and died from his injuries.

Prosecutors believe the officer died as a result of the teens' alleged crime.

There's no word when the teens will stand trial in Lackawanna County.


  • Lance

    True pieces of garbage. I hope they get the maximum. Don’t show any consideration for their age. They should pay for their actions for it was a result of their crime

  • El Ma

    No, the officer didn’t “have” to jump, but these kids – KIDS, now – after they were “suspected” of committing an armed robbery. Okay, so they’re teenagers, and allegedly committing an armed robbery? And, that’s not a concern, here?

    It absolutely does come down to how these individuals were raised. Who was guiding them? Who was teaching them? Who led them along to do the best that they could do? NOBODY. This is the problem with teenage parents. They don’t have the maturity of Life’s experiences to be a parent, instead of a pal – if they’re present, at all.

    These kids will be spending the rest of their lives going in and out of prison if statistics are borne out. Sad, sad, sad….what a way to spend a life.

    • Robert J Mills

      What is a real tragedy is that the Officer will never be going home to his loved ones. The Supreme Court has already ruled that the Juveniles cannot face the death penalty or life in jail without the chance of parole. On with the trial.

      • Bob Smith

        Right! Under 18 doesn’t apply for death penalty. Or low IQ retarded either. If they reach around 18 or 21….. Move from juvenile jail to state prison.

    • Dope

      Elma, the cop was doing his job trying to get these pos’s off the street. The rest of your post is fine, but saying he didn’t “have” to jump, your just as disgusting as the group they arrested

  • Shaquin

    These boys didn’t force that cop to jump. It’s not their fault. It’s called a job hazard. If he didn’t die it would be a workman’s comp case.

    • Lloyd Schmucatelli

      Their futures went down the drain long before this. Usually the night they’re conceived by worthless parents.

      It’s just continues on down through the ages.

  • Lloyd Schmucatelli

    I can’t wait to see the outcome of this…

    Especially with the deadlock thug wanna be in the middle.

    Probably have his hair all clean cut in court too.

    • Robert

      Your going to see a tax increase. Teens without a high school education (just guessing) are going to get their diploma, a bed, 3 meals a day and a nice warm place to sleep in the winter, cool in the summer. Some Do-goober is going to work pro bono and keep the case in court if the sentenced is perceived to harsh because that’s what my son would have looked like if I had one and cost you money! Pretty simple LLoyd :)

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