Dead Man’s Testimony Leads to Home Invasion Conviction



Ramone Hunter
  • Ramone Hunter

Thanks to a recorded testimony from his now-deceased victim, Memphian Ramone Hunter is facing more than a decade in prison for aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary.

On Nov. 9, 2012, Hunter, 28, invaded the home of Jerry Wolfe, Jr., who lived in the 1100 block of Central. In February 2013, Wolfe testified in a preliminary hearing that Hunter, who he knew as “Rome," forced his way at gunpoint into his apartment with another man. Wolfe was pistol-whipped and robbed of a cell phone and $65, according to the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office.

Wolfe described Hunter as the setup man in the holdup. The second assailant was never identified or captured.

Last December, before the case could be prosecuted, Wolfe died of causes unrelated to the crime. He was 48 years old. However, his recorded testimony from the February 2013 hearing was played for the Criminal Court jury last week. After hearing the testimony, the jury convicted Hunter of home invasion robbery and burglary.

Hunter faces eight to 12 years in prison for aggravated robbery and three to six years for aggravated burglary. He will be sentenced May 19th.

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