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Published On: Fri, Apr 11th, 2014

Indiana teen, Simeon Adams, all smiles, jokes in court for murdering Nathan Trapuzzano

A 16-year-old punk accused of killing an Indiana man during an apparent robbery smirked and laughed in front of a pack of news cameras as he walked into a courtroom on Thursday.

Murder suspect Simeon Adams was all laughts as he entered court on Thursday  photo is a screenshot of the coverage by WXIN

Murder suspect Simeon Adams was all laughts as he entered court on Thursday photo is a screenshot of the coverage by WXIN

Simeon Adams arrived in court to face charges of murdering Nathan Trapuzzano on Apr. 1 with a big smile, joking and “cutting up” with a fellow inmate.

 Prosecutors say Adams put a gun to Trapuzzano, 24, was out for a morning walk, ordering him behind a tire store in Indianapolis to rob him. Adams shot the man twice in the stomach and killed Trapuzzano.

Trapuzzano was a newlywed, expecting a daughter in May.

“He’s not a child. He committed a serious offense and has to be accountable for the offense and under the law at 16 he is an adult,” Deputy Prosecutor Denise Robinson told reporters, according to WXIN-TV.

Adams was also charged with shooting another man during an incident two days before the Trapuzzano murder.

“It could have been two murders. I still feel sad about it,” the unnamed shooting victim told WRTV-TV.

WISH Police say the 16-year-old Simeon Adams is seen on footage from a surveillance camera stalking Nathan Trapuzzano moments before he was shot and killed on April 1.

“I’m just glad he’s off the street. He should stay locked up. He did a murder. It could have been two. There wouldn’t have been anyone around to point him out.”

Cops arrested Adams hours after the Trapuzzano murder, who was found at a local hospital, where he was being treated for a gunshot wound to his neck.

Adams has at least 29 arrests for crimes that include weapons possession and drugs on his “wrap sheet” and now faces up to 100 years in prison for this murder.
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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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  1. dave says:

    he won’t be laughing for long

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