$2 million bond for man charged in Imam’s murder1 min read
The man accused of killing Imam Mohamed Hassan Adam was in court for the first time, Monday.
During his initial arraignment in a Franklin County courtroom, John Wesley Wooden, Jr., was given a $2 million surety bond.
Wooden, Jr., 46, is accused of shooting and killing the 48-year-old local Somali community leader on or about Dec. 22, according to records from the Franklin County Municipal Court.
During a news conference Friday, police said it appears at some point Wooden and Adam were involved in a business transaction, but they wouldn’t elaborate any details.
According to police, after identifying Wooden as a suspect in Adam’s death, they issued a search warrant for Wooden’s residence, where a gun was found that was a ballistic match in Adam’s case.
Adam was originally reported missing Dec. 22 and his body was found inside a van off Joyce and Windsor avenues Dec. 24.
Wooden, who was arrested on Feb. 18, is also facing federal charges for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 4.