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Teens Go Before Judge in Deadly Shooting of Dog Walking Dad

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    Teens in Court for Murder of Dog-Walking Dad

    Brandon Smith and Tyfine Hamilton, both 15, will have a preliminary hearing Wednesday for allegedly shooting and killing James Stuhlman in Overbrook last month. (Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015)

    UPDATE: The preliminary hearing scheduled for Wednesday, April 8 has been postponed. The teens are now scheduled to appear in court April 29.


    Two Philadelphia boys, both 15-years-old, are scheduled to appear in court Wednesday so a judge can decide if they will stand trial on murder and robbery charges stemming from the deadly shooting of an Overbrook father.

    Tyfine Hamilton and Brandon Smith face murder, robbery and other related charges for allegedly killing 51-year-old James Stuhlman as he walked his dog on March 12.

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    A 15-year-old boy turned himself in to police for the murder of a 51-year-old father who was killed while walking his dog in Overbrook.
    (Published Friday, March 20, 2015)

    Smith was arrested a week after the fatal shooting. Hamilton's father helped negotiate his son's arrest, sources said.

    A 14-year-old boy is facing robbery and conspiracy charges for his alleged role in the crime. Police say the youngest teen was only a witness to the murder.

    The teens were playing basketball when they decided to rob a man, investigators said. The boys picked Stuhlman as their target because he looked old and his dog appeared "weak," police said.

    Stuhlman pleaded for his life, saying "please don't shoot me," before he was shot once in the chest, according to Philadelphia Homicide Captain James Clark. 

    When officers arrived on the scene, the dog's leash was still in the man's hand and his pet was laying by his side, police said.

    Stuhlman is survived by his daughter, wife and six siblings.

    Teen Arrested in Murder of Man Walking His Dog

    [PHI] Teen Arrested in Murder of Man Walking His Dog
    Police arrested 15-year old Tyfine Hamilton, who they believe to be the gunman who shot 51-year old James Stulman to death while he was walking his dog. NBC10's Monique Braxton reports the investigation is far from over, however, as police are still looking for the deadly weapon.
    (Published Friday, March 20, 2015)