Two teens convicted of murder in shooting death of Federal Way teen

Teens killed 16-year-old Wesley Gennings during robbery.

After the murder of 16-year-old Wesley Gennings two years ago, his family and the community received a small closure to this horrific event.

The morning of Nov. 30, the two young men involved in his murder, Diante Pellum and Michael Rogers, were convicted on all counts in the shooting death of the Decatur High School student.

Both young men were convicted on Friday morning of murder in the first degree and unlawful possessions of a firearm in the first degree, according to a King County Superior Court spokesperson.

In 2016, Gennings was meeting Rogers, also 16 at the time, and Pellum, who was 14, in a Taco Bell parking lot on Campus Drive for a drug deal, according to the Seattle Times.

After Rogers and Pellum got into Gennings’ car, the deal turned into a robbery, and the two teens stole a wallet and an iPhone from the slain teen.

Pellum, who was sitting in the back seat directly behind Gennings’, shot him in the back of the head during the robbery, as the Mirror previously reported.

The Mirror reached out to Gennings’ mother and sister, but they have not yet been able to return comment about the verdict.




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