15-year-old Murder Suspect Arrested in Concord Will be Charged as an Adult

November 27, 2012 17:57 pm · 74 comments

The 15-year-old murder suspect who was arrested at the Clayton Creek Apartments on Clayton Road in Concord over the weekend will be charged as an adult, according to the San Jose Police Department.

The teen, identified as San Jose resident Adonis Muldrow, was hiding out in Concord when he was taken into custody for his alleged role in four armed robberies, the murder of an innocent man and the attempted murder of a police officer. All the crimes occurred in the City of San Jose.

It is unclear whose apartment he was visiting when he was arrested in Concord.

To learn more about this crime-spree, click on THIS LINK to read the San Jose Police Department’s official press release.

Howard K Mullins III November 27, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Good! I hope he is convicted and spends most of his life behind bars.

concordkiwi November 27, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Adult crime = adult punishment

Who was hiding him here in Claycord?? November 27, 2012 at 6:07 PM

We deserve to know who was hiding this thug here in our community. WHO IS IT???

carguy1963 November 27, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Just shoot the punk..save us a ton of money

blah November 27, 2012 at 6:14 PM

I don’t understand how some kids are tried as adults and others are not…..

Wow November 27, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Wow thats what you get for hiding out in Concord. Smh

anon November 27, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Hey Mark Peterson, why couldn’t you do this for David Rosen?

Atticus Thraxx November 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

You do hard crime, ya gotta do hard time. Damn though, 15 years old. That’s pretty friggin young.

john November 27, 2012 at 6:26 PM

And now the comments about Rosen will start.

To anon #7 – this kid was directly involved in a MURDER; with INTENT TO KILL, not just vehicular manslaughter as with Rosen. There is a BIG difference. Can you wrap your lil’ brain around that?

Triple Canopy November 27, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Thank you John @9

… David Rosen (the little dirtbag) should have been charged as an adult.

Mark Peterson is a spineless jellyfish. F’king wussy.

huey November 27, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Don’t you just love the name of “Adonis”? When he gets to the big time yards, it’s quite likely that he will be on the receiving end of adoring name that his parents gave him.

john November 27, 2012 at 6:51 PM

To Triple Canopy – another dim-witted comment. Just because you think that Rosen SHOULD have been tried as an adult, doesn’t mean that the law allowed him to be tried as an adult. It has nothing to do with Peterson being a “spineless jellyfish”. He can only do what the LAW ALLOWS. Do you not get it?

Teacher wannabe November 27, 2012 at 7:06 PM

@Triple Canopy. You don’t know jack. If you knew the whole story, you’d understand. Its on a need to know basis and you’re little pea-brain can’t handle it.

alopez November 27, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Wow! When i was 15 I was out getting ice cream and going to the movies with my friends

Triple Canopy November 27, 2012 at 7:18 PM

john @12… you’re wrong. Rosen SHOULD have been tried as an adult.

“Murder is the unlawful killing of another human being without justification or excuse.”

You can stick it where the sun doesn’t shine.

the Shi ite November 27, 2012 at 7:31 PM

#3, Maybe he was staying with his grandmother and She had no clue – You know how kids can make up bs stories.

Frank C. November 27, 2012 at 7:33 PM

wow. must have been on drugs.

Anon November 27, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Let’s not lose focus here. A 15 year old committed a murder, was quickly caught (thanks again SJPD) and now is being charged as he should be. We’ll see how the trial tunes out but so far so good for justice to the victim.

And for all those who say, oh poor child, go f$%^ yourself. He made his choice, now he has to pay for it. The more we let “children” off when committing violent crimes the more they will do it. It is time to send a message, if you can’t do the time don’t do the crime.

ATB November 27, 2012 at 7:44 PM

im guessin you’re john rosen or something..

Parsnip November 27, 2012 at 7:56 PM

@:john — #12: I gave up trying to explain the difference between murder, intent to commit murder and vehicular manslaughter long ago.

On the bright side, the alleged murderer has been caught in this tragedy and will be tried as an adult.

Parsnip November 27, 2012 at 8:04 PM

@alopez #14 — That was the way kids were raised yesteryear. Today there are parents who will tsk-tsk as they read the article, then go out to buy violent xbox games on their kids’ Christmas lists.

Violence has become entertainment.

His name is Adonis November 27, 2012 at 8:12 PM

in Greek mythology, Adonis is the god of beauty and desire, I suspect that when this smooth young boy arrives in prison he will become quite the darling of some donkey-hung bucks. He’ll spend the rest of his life bent over his bunk, squealing like a pig. He should change his name to Kohler, because he’s gonna be used like a Toilet.

john November 27, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Thank you Triple Canopy – I will surely enjoy doing what you suggested.

Again, your lil’ brain doesn’t seem to comprehend that your definition of MURDER is not the same as what the law allows. Rosen did not commit murder as if he went out and shot an innocent person as Adonis did.

Think about your statement: The act of Adonis and his partner totally describes what you stated; the act of Rosen does not describe it because he did not commit murder, as in he intentially drove down the road intending to kill someone.

TinFoiler November 27, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Parsnip 21,
Totally agree. Get ready to duck for cover when the gamers show up to defend their right for virtual blood lust. And all the rest of deniers claiming CRAP does not affect you. Garbage in Garbage out.

CJ November 27, 2012 at 8:54 PM

@Triple Canopy:

Per the California Penal Code:

” Murder is the unlawful killing of a human being, or a
fetus, WITH MALICE AFORETHOUGHT” (emphasis added).

Murder requires intent. Intent could not be proven in Rosen’s case, therefore the DA’s hands are tied. No murder, no adult charges. If you don’t like it, write your congressperson.

NRA #1 fan and member November 27, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Have fun in prison LOSER. Be sure to hang with your own kind, prison is segregrated and you’ll learn to rage and hate other races………I’m sayin too much here.

Dorothy November 27, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Good. Old enough to know exactly what he was doing and, maybe, thinking his age would get him off lightly.

NRA #1 fan and member November 27, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Adonis…..I forgot to mention I feel sorry for your loser parents too.

Bunny November 27, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Kids see too much these days. Too much crap on the TV not to mention the games. I don’t think TV and games will make them do this stuff cause they all see this stuff but I do wish they saw less of it. I don’t want to over protect but culture has gotten so crass it’s really is sad.

mamatosix85 November 27, 2012 at 9:47 PM

I agree that the charge fits the crime. And if you all would like to see a more severe punishment for others get involved in the law making process by first contacting your representatives and then doing what you can.
They can only enforce the laws on the books. And too often it is way off the mark.
But this is a tragedy all the way around no matter how I look at it.

Confused November 27, 2012 at 9:55 PM

I am confused. So who was the person they chased down West St, to Concord B to Bailey? I thought he was a 15 yr old.

Anon November 27, 2012 at 10:42 PM

This punk threw his life away. He will be sentenced to life w/o parole, *minimum* for the attempted murder of an officer charge alone.

The Real McCoy November 27, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Why are we even bothering with the “arrest” and “trial” thing? Just shoot him on the spot and be done with it. Stupid bleeding heart liberals will never let that happen though.

john November 27, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Confused – these are two different cases.

Anon November 27, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Any of you voted for Prop 36? If so you have no business talking up the punishment here for this young person.

nytemuvr November 28, 2012 at 1:10 AM

@Parsnip #21
@alopez #14 — That was the way kids were raised yesteryear. Today there are parents who will tsk-tsk as they read the article, then go out to buy violent xbox games on their kids’ Christmas lists.

Yeah, it’s that damn rock and roll, MTV and violent TV shows we used to listen to and watch…..BS It’s called bad parenting, it’s mine and your’s generation fault for whatever reason, to a big extent. My 2 cents and not directed toward at either of you. The government needs to get a hold of the Meth problem.

JC November 28, 2012 at 2:59 AM

A child this young shouldn’t be prosecuted as an adult. He should be held responsible but as his age permits 15 years old! We need rehabilitation not punishment. Poor kid I hope our flawed justice system is fixed soon. And you people make me sick with these heartless comments. He is a kid and kids make stupid mistakes lets not punish him for the rest of his life! What if this was ur child I bet you wouldn’t be singing the same song here.

Indeed November 28, 2012 at 4:10 AM

Can we all agree that Rosen SHOULD have been tried as an adult, that Mark Peterson is a horrible DA and sould NOT be re-elected ? Let’s move om folks, there is another “kid” in jail for murder. Josh Cardone. Remember him ?
Wonder what the status of that case, never hear about it. Just sayin’

Mister Wister November 28, 2012 at 4:44 AM

You have no idea what you’re talking about.

Parsnip November 28, 2012 at 6:17 AM

@nytemuvr #36 — “Reality shows” and personal computers didn’t even exist in my generation — so we weren’t raised assuming the behavior that *can be* structured by the contents of either as being “normal.”

Instead, it’s the generations after, especially the kids of parents released from institutions by Reagan — the crazies on the streets — kids who, unlike their parents, haven’t even been DSM codified as mentally ill.

A 15-year-old kid — the parent was probably born the latter ’70s. By the time the parent was capable of spawning they didn’t have to be concerned about crazy houses.

So in addition to the xbox games, not necessarily the “damn rock and roll” so much as the damn hip-hop, “MTV and violent TV shows,” I include the crazies walking amongst us. And, that will be the first line of defense that the Muldrow attorney will be looking for — i.e., what’s his mental disability code?

Anon November 28, 2012 at 7:01 AM

@Mister Wister

#36 is a child, a troll better said.


You’re an idiot. If a child kills another human being they have lost their innocence and are no longer a child. You make me sick, letting murders go free because they are under 18. “JC” is that short for Jesus Christ, LOL.

CJ November 28, 2012 at 7:26 AM

@Indeed #38:

“A child who is 14 years old can be tried in adult court for some serious crimes.

Here are some examples:

Murder and attempted murder,
Setting fire to a building with people in it,
Robbery with a weapon,
Kidnapping or carjacking,
Crimes with guns,
Drug crimes, and
Escaping from a juvenile detention facility.”


Peterson may or may not be fit as a DA – I have no opinion on the matter. However, when it comes to the David Rosen case, Peterson could not charge him as an adult, because the only charges mentioned above that could possibly apply are murder or attempted murder. A murder or attempted murder charge requires the prosecutor to prove intent, and wanton recklessness does not equate to intent.

So while you and I both believe Rosen probably should have been charged as an adult, the fact that he wasn’t charged as an adult had nothing to do with DA Peterson. Again, as I said to Triple Canopy above – you don’t like it, write your congressperson. Better yet, run for office, get elected, and author a bill yourself that reforms these requirements.

ChampagneKitty November 28, 2012 at 7:34 AM

JC, your trollish shtick is getting old.

ChampagneKitty November 28, 2012 at 7:38 AM

Another thing I’m getting really tired of is people who enjoy posting about sex in prison every time someone gets arrested. It is very obscene and really not appropriate; there are kids who read this blog.

Oldenuff November 28, 2012 at 8:09 AM

While it is sad that one so young would make such poor choices, he did something very awful and should be treated as an adult. As someone above says, “adult crime = adult time”. This kid is old enough to know better and what he did was very wrong. He took a life.

Just the Facts November 28, 2012 at 8:25 AM

Mayor maybe you should just leave comments out of all your posts here on Claycord. This place has become a breeding ground for trolls and foolish flame wars and pissing matches. I like the fact you’re on top of your game and you report up to date activities within our respected communities but do we really need a comment section. I know this is what probably drives traffic to your site but I think the articles posted here should speak for themselves and not the various users who have obviously turned this place into something more along the lines of a reddit subforum.

Parsnip November 28, 2012 at 8:32 AM

@JC #37 — Murder and intent to kill aren’t “stupid mistakes.” Those are intentional acts to commit.– and regardless if wilful (or if you want to spell it willful) or wanton won’t have much bearing.

It’s interesting when compassion seems non-existent for the victim(s), Rory Park-Pettiford, age 22, and the officer almost killed.

What is the age discrepancy between the murderer and his victim? Why should someone only seven years older than him be considered obsolete? Is it a race thing that defines your compassion for some flake charged with murder, assaulting a police office with a gun, attempted murder of a police officer, buying or receiving a stolen car, four counts of second degree robbery?

That 15 yr old has been primed. There is nothing left to re-train. His mind is cooked.

Or, to you, could it be that he ain’t heavy, he’s your brother?

jtkatec November 28, 2012 at 9:11 AM

So manslaughter was not a possible charge in the Rosen case?

StopTheTrolls November 28, 2012 at 9:13 AM

I agree with Just the Facts. Please stop allowing people to leave comments on this site. Not everyone is entitled to an opinion especially when it violates other’s rights (slander, incites violence towards others, bullying). I’m tired of the trolls and their hate towards others.

alopez November 28, 2012 at 9:17 AM

I dont feel bad foor the kid..he knew exactly what he was doing.

Chestnuts9Roasting2OnAn5OpenFire November 28, 2012 at 9:18 AM

I really don’t understand this whole “charged as an adult” BS because no matter what he is still under the age of 18. Yes he might have committed a terrible crime but he STILL IS NOT AN ADULT. *sigh* another thing wrong with our system. It’s sad to hear some people say “just shoot him”. Nobody has the right to take anyone’s life away or should wish for that..what’s wrong with you people. (hate on it) Some people take longer to really understand right from wrong & in his time behind bars hopefully he will see that. You cannot say his 15 year old brain compared to a grown man knew exactly what he was doing along with the consequences. I’m not defending his crime, I’m defending my opinion that if your under 18 you shouldn’t be charged as an adult due to the fact that ummm you aren’t one !!. (hate on it) for my entertainment!!

@49 November 28, 2012 at 9:32 AM

You are a control freak that’s trying to impose your values on others. Leave it you don’t like it.

Don'tLikeIt?GetOvrIt November 28, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Good , that’s what that Dumbass Gets I’m sure he’s made his family proud (dumbass!!)

@46 November 28, 2012 at 9:33 AM

If you don’t want comments, buy a newspaper.

Don'tLikeIt?GetOvrIt November 28, 2012 at 9:36 AM

A murder is a murder period he knew what he was doing and that’s what he gets .

Starfish November 28, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Create your own blog and you can write whatever the hell you want on it. Go get a job.

Anonymous November 28, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Why is the San Jose Police Department withholding the name of Victim Officer #1, while posting the name of Victim Officer #2?

Anonymous November 28, 2012 at 10:05 AM

I’m also wondering which of the two suspects actually committed murder. It sounds like they were both armed and both shot at the police officers. But, it could be that only one shot and killed the victim in the carjacking attempt.

Consequences November 28, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Unfortunatly the part of the brain that deals with consequences is not fully developed on a young male until he is 16 years old- on average. Sometimes 18, 19, or 20. Just something to think about, as horrific as this child seems, hes going to the court of law.

short order cook November 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM

I’d flip the switch on both of them today….no time or tax payers $ wasted..they killed that man for his car…..what a shame..

@ jtkatec November 28, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Rosen pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and reckless driving causing injury.

192 PC Manslaughter: The unlawful killing of a human being without malice aforethought. – Unlawful act with no intent to kill.

187 PC Murder: The unlawful killing of a human being, or a fetus with malice aforethought. Intended to kill.

Merriam-Webster defines aforethought as “Premeditated or Deliberate”.

It’s the intent or premeditation that differentiates Muldrow from Rosen.

Doesn't matter who shot who November 28, 2012 at 11:01 AM

All those involved in the commission of a crime that includes someone’s death are charged with MURDER. Thstbus the law and thank God it is. And thank God the idiots that revised 3sttikes didn’t also do away with the death penalty. Prison is just another venue for these heathens to carry out their crimes. They do it from behind prison walls all the time. Ordering hits and what not. Give them death already!

CJ November 28, 2012 at 11:12 AM


To further the explanation in #61, there was no way to convict David Rosen of murder under the legal definition, and manslaughter is not a charge with which a juvenile can be charged as an adult.

In the instant case, there must be clear intent of murder and attempted murder. Both are crimes with which a juvenile can be charged as an adult.

Dennis November 28, 2012 at 11:14 AM

doesn’t matter who pulled the trigger; all are equally guilty … even the getaway driver for a bank robbery gone bad.
if you are a willing participant in a crime where persons are likely to die – and that includes any crime where the perpetrator carries a weapon – you take the fall even if you didn’t personally do the killing.

Just the Facts November 28, 2012 at 11:16 AM

@49, @46, and Starfish

You prove my original statement beyond a reasonable doubt. Anonymous posting with anonymous “name’s” that’s the work of a true troll right there. Starfish, @46, @49 you are probably all the same person a keyboard commando who sits behind his computer screen and acts like they could conquer the world but in reality you really just have no life at all other than to self inflate your imaginary ego by trolling and inciting flame wars. Mayor you claim this site is moderated but you let some of the most ridiculous trolling occur.

Enough Already! November 28, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Is it just me or is “JC” a DUMB Sh%$ ! ! !


Oh . . . JC my kids would never act like this 15 year old POS and if they did, oh well my song would be NO different ! ! ! Do the crime, pay the time!

Elwood November 28, 2012 at 11:35 AM

KCBS identified young Adonis as the killer.

CJ November 28, 2012 at 12:02 PM


Go away. Buy a newspaper.

Mimi (original) November 28, 2012 at 12:39 PM

I’m right there with all that believe David Rosen should have been tried as Adult! He was pretending to be an adult and thought he could do whatever he wanted with wanton disregard for human life. Though a real adult would not have been texting, drinking, and driving, right?! Our DA is a whimp!

FRANK ANTHONY LUCAS November 28, 2012 at 12:45 PM


Randome Task November 28, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Ummm what ….oh he made some stupid mistakes …..like umm gee let me see ..should i kill someone and then shoot at the cops today …..sure i am 15 and stupid and this state will forgive meh and give me all the courtesy that i took away from someone when i took their life and tried to take a cops as well ……thank you california for wasteing your time and money on me while i piss on your face …….

@CJ November 28, 2012 at 3:04 PM


Concernicus November 29, 2012 at 4:00 PM


Concernicus November 29, 2012 at 4:04 PM

@59: and yet so many other teens survive such changes without killing anyone at all.

imagine that. puberty isnt an excuse.

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