21-Year-Old Arrested For Murder For The Second Time In Four Years

Posted on: 5:56 pm, December 30, 2013, by

(Memphis) A 21-year-old man is charged with murder for the second time in four years.

Police arrested Ryan Winston for killing a 17-year-old in 2009. He’s behind bars again for killing a man in the Coro Lake neighborhood.

Police said a man was found in a pool of blood at his home on East Shore last week.

Investigators said three men were behind it, including Winston.

Winston is no stranger to the law.

In the past four years, he was arrested for unlawful possession of a weapon and various assault charges.

When he was 16, he was charged with a drive-by shooting that killed a 17-year-old. It happened after a fight at Hamilton High involving more than 100 students.

Prosecutors said they later reduced Winston’s charges, because police found out he didn’t pull the trigger. He was just the get-away driver.

Winston spent 11 months locked up.

“It’s probably some factual circumstance that made it more suitable for the amended charge of accessory,” said Andre Wharton.

Wharton practices criminal law and works with juveniles.

He said if Winston is found guilty, he will likely spend a lot more time in prison.

“[His history] is going to be taken into account, and whether there was some theme there. Obviously, the ideas for the courts is to send a message to Mr. Winston or to individuals in a similar situation,” said Wharton.

Wharton said Winston is an example of how our juvenile court system needs to be changed. He said there needs to be a “holistic” and new way of doing things to keep kids out of trouble.

Winston is expected in court Tuesday morning.


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  • 1midtownmike says:

    As said before……..”Memphis representing.”

  • Deja Brew says:

    This is absolutely the systems’ fault because his sentened should have never been reduced for being a get-away driver. He was involved in the first murder as much as whoever pulled the trigger, now thanks to irresponsibility another life is lost when this wannabe thug should’ve still been in jail!

    • Phil says:

      He was a juvenile at age 16. Had to let him go, before age 18. Too bad that you cannot collect on an insurance policy for those who die while committing a crime. I can think of many that would gladly pay the premiums for the life insurance for these 16 year old thugs, as long as they could be the beneficiary! The best predictor of future behavior…is past performance.

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  • HatesElvis says:

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  • HatesElvis says:

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  • Joe Censored says:

    Mike, my quotes are copyrighted © !!! 8)

    Did have to change my name though… Censored by this site.

    Memphis Representing!!!

    He will be back on the street in 18 months….

  • Tack says:

    When are people going to learn to be upstanding citizens? When are they going to find out its not “normal” to have only been arrested a few times, or that Welfare is no temporary, or that they must work to get nice things in life instead of just take them. Memphis could be a wonderful city if ignorant people weren’t stupid enough to vote in politicians like Janice Fullilove and Ophelia Ford just because they are “like them”.

  • Greg says:

    Slap him on the hand, pat him on the butt, and let him get back to killing

  • Nonya Bidness says:

    But the should put an ankle monitor on him to make sure he doesn’t stray out of the ghetto, otherwise leave him in the “village” that raised him to commit his killings.

  • GETTERDUN! says:

    Joe, Nonyabidness . . . You’re Right! Now come on let’s go take our beautiful cousin out on a date! Yeeeehaw!

  • Little Detroit says:

    Makes ya want to move to Memphis does it not?

  • Tonya says:

    Lock him up and throw away the key and I’M BLACK!!!!!

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