ANN ARBOR (WWJ) – Two South Carolina men have been bound over for trial in the death of University of Michigan medical student Paul DeWolf in July.
At a preliminary exam in 15th District Court in Ann Arbor, Friday, several witnessed were called.
One man testified that the accused, 20-year-old Joei Jordan and 21-year-old Shaquille Jones, were visiting his home, trying to sell a Playstation 3 game console when he overheard them discussing doing a “lick” or robbery that “could come back on them.”
In later testimony, a video was played of an interview Ann Arbor police detectives conducted with Jones in South Carolina during which he admitted that he, Jordan, and a third suspect — 21-year-old Dejeon Franklin — had entered the Phi Rho Sigma fraternity house while DeWolf slept.
Jones told police the room was very dark and they didn’t know DeWolf was home, until he asked, “Who’s there?”
Jones said Franklin aimed a gun at DeWolf, who tried to grab the weapon. According to Jones, Franklin, in turn, tried to hit DeWolf with the gun. That’s when, he said, the gun went off and DeWolf was shot in the neck.
A video game system was taken and later sold for $80.
Both Jones and Jordan are charged with open murder and home invasion.
Franklin, who has not yet been charged in the case, remains jailed on unrelated charges.
DeWolf was found dead July 24, 2013 at the off-campus frat house. The 25-year-old Schoolcraft native was attending Michigan on an Air Force scholarship. A 2010 graduate of Grand Valley State University, he was set graduate from the medical school next spring.