|Published:||Apr 14, 2012 2:31 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 16, 2012 7:28 PM EDT|
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- On Monday, April 9, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a call about a possible injured person or persons. The incident was at 3501 49th Street West in Lehigh Acres. Deputies responded to the residence and found the front door unsecured.
Upon entering, a trail of blood led through the residence to two victims: 43-year-old Amy Ann Lorah and her son, 16-year-old William "Dalton" Haley. Both had suffered gunshot wounds.
Spent 9mm shell casings were discovered scattered throughout the residence.
After several interviews in the ensuing days, two juvenile suspects were identified: 16-year-old Justin D. Wirth of 4319 13th Street West in Lehigh Acres and 17-year-old Clayton T. Combs of 19180 Ethel Drive in North Fort Myers.
On Sunday night, Wirth armed himself with a handgun and enlisted the help of Combs to drive him to the house with the intent to rob and kill Dalton Haley. Reportedly, Wirth had visited Haley on previous occasions at the home, at which time, he said Haley had carelessly pointed a gun at him.
Arriving at the Lehigh Acres home, both subjects went inside. Wirth shot and killed Haley then proceeded to Amy Lorah's bedroom where he shot and wounded her. She was shot two more times after staggering into the kitchen.
Wirth and Combs stole a safe which contained approximately $370 dollars cash and a firearm. Wirth gave Combs $150 dollars from the safe for his role in the murders and robbery. The 9mm handgun was later sold for $140 dollars.
Justin Wirth and Clayton Combs were arrested and each charged early this morning with two counts of 1st degree (premeditated) murder and one count of home invasion robbery with a firearm. Both will be booked into the Lee County Jail and then turned over to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.
- 10 whales dead, dozens stranded in Everglades
- Suspect in custody after Orlando-area school shooting
- 'Hazmat situation' determined not suspicious
- Support for smack cam victim grows, victim responds
- Water main break blocks Hancock Bridge Pkwy near US 41
- Alamo gun range set to open in February in Naples
- Toddler apparently drowned in canal
- Woman charged with DUI, crashing into school bus
- Grace Church's worm farms help students with special needs
- New marina, dry boat storage facility in Cape Coral