Items filtered by date: Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011, a Shelby County jury convicted Jurico Readus for the March 19th, 2006 murder and attempted robbery of Luis Reyes, age 45.
The jury found Readus guilty of first degree murder in perpetration of a dangerous felony and two counts of criminal attempt to commit especially aggravated robbery.
Readus was 16 years of age on the date of the incident.
At 10:00 A.M. that Sunday morning, Readus and one accomplice went to the Hilltop House Apartments, 1228 Aubra, looking for someone to rob. They encountered the victim Luis Reyes and one additional male standing outside of a truck in the parking lot. Readus, armed with a handgun, pointed the gun at the two Hispanic victims and demanded they empty their pockets. Readus then told his accomplice to check the victims' pockets. One of the victims began to scuffle with the accomplice and Readus fired several shots, striking Reyes in the head, killing him. Readus continued shooting at the second victim, striking him several times. Readus' accomplice sustained a non-critical gunshot wound to his arm during the gunfire. They both fled the scene on foot. The second victim was transported to the Regional Medical Center in critical condition.
Readus was located and arrested later that day by the Memphis Police Department.
Jurico Readus is scheduled to be sentenced on May 17th, in Criminal Court Division Four.
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