Adrian Graham Wallace is convicted of murdering his mother and nephew in the summer of 2012. He is sentenced to life in prison with no parole.
Adrian Graham Wallace was a social outcast at school and got involved with drugs, alcohol, and petty crime before the murder of his mother Saundra Sue Wallace. He was immediately expelled or suspended from school after the murder. He had no friends or social acquaintances and was miserable. Adrien then targeted his father, David Wallace, a local pastor and police chaplain, seeking revenge for his mother’s actions.
Who is Adrian Graham Wallace?
Adrian Graham Wallace is a 22-year-old male of Haitian origin. He was born on April 3, 1990, in New York City, New York. He was an only child and his parents separated when he was very young. Adrien was placed in foster care and was raised by Saundra Sue Wallace, a woman who is still alive. Adrien has a very violent and rough upbringing. When he was aged 7, he suffered severe cerebral palsy, which left him with only the power of moving his head and blinking his eyes. He was then placed in a group home, which ran by Saundra Sue Wallace.
He was physically and sexually abused. As he got older, he became more independent of his mother. He then became very isolated as he had no friends and no job and lived with his mother in New York City, NY.
Adrian Graham Wallace had a severe drug problem and alcoholism. He lived in a very closed place where he was isolated from the outside world, with no friends and no money to buy items that he needed. He described it as feeling like a prisoner in his own home with doors bolted down, and windows boarded up. Adrien had no opportunities to get out and his mother used him as something of a slave.
He then became very close to his nephew, Nicholas Brian Juarez, and viewed him as a brother. Nicholas Brian Juarez was the only person who cared about Adrien and loved him unconditionally.
About his nephew
His nephew full was Nicholas Brian Juarez. His age was 16 years at that time. He was born on June 23, 1994, in Florida. He was a well-mannered kid who loved to play basketball. Adrien was not violent at all and did not like to fight. He was also very close with his grandfather, David Wallace.
The murder of his mother and nephew
Adrian Graham Wallace came home at around 9:30 pm from the café he had been working at since 4 pm that day. He noticed his mother sitting on the couch and seemed to be reading a book. He went upstairs to his room and decided to take a shower. As he climbed up the stairs, he saw Saundra Wallace watching him from the couches in her living room. He then went upstairs to take his shower. He was heard in the shower and made a remark to his mother, which made her laugh. Adrien was washed and dried and when he came down, he saw his mother have dinner ready. They ate together in silence.
He later went to his uncle’s room and sat on the bed. He turned off the light, and his uncle was in a middle of a conversation with Saundra. Adrien saw his mother turn to him and whisper, “I love you”, which made him feel uncomfortable. Adrian Graham Wallace decided to go downstairs, where he sat on the couch, and decided he would take a nap. When he woke up from his nap, his mother was not there. He went to the kitchen and saw his uncle was working on the computer. His uncle asked if he had seen Saundra, and he replied he had not seen her.
Then they walked downstairs to go look for Saundra; they found her lying in a pool of blood. He felt sick and rushed back upstairs and vomited in the sink. His uncle soon followed, and he told him he had killed her. David Wallace panicked as he tried to call 911 and called his son, who told him to call 911 straightaway. He was then arrested by police.
Convicted of aggravated murder
The next morning, he was to appear in court on charges of aggravated murder and robbery but was not charged with murder. He stated that he did not want the death penalty and had no regrets about his actions. He did not want the death penalty because he thought that his parents would haunt him forever if he received the death penalty. Adrian Graham Wallace also believed that his mother had been involved in witchcraft and was not sent to hell. He was sentenced to life in prison with no parole.
The murder trial was started in April 2013, and Adrien Wallace was convicted on April 30. He was sentenced to life in prison with no parole.
After the verdict
He has spent a lot of time in isolation in Rikers Island, New York as he is a convicted murderer. His behavior at times is bizarre and unpredictable. Adrian Graham Wallace was transferred to the Wende Correctional Facility, where he is now serving his sentence. He has been in solitary confinement ever since he entered jail. He also had two suicide attempts while he was in jail.