An 18-year-old accused of attempting to murder two teens in Mill Valley and stealing a $200,000 Lamborghini from celebrity chef Guy Fieri will appear on Dec. 5 for his plea hearing.
Wade faces two counts of attempted murder as well as shooting into an occupied pickup truck, commercial burglary and taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent. He is currently being held in Marin County Jail in lieu of $2 million.
Prosecutors alledge that on April 13 the defendant drove up on a motorcycle and shot at a teen couple as they sat in a Dodge pickup truck outside a home on Evergreen and Ethel avenues in Mill Valley. The motorcyclist was dressed in black with his face shielded by a black helmet with a dark-tinted visor.
The victims of the shooting, Landon Wahlstrom, 19, and Eva Dedier, 18, were the first witnesses to testify in the three-day long preliminary hearing. Investigators claim Dedier rebuffed Wade's romantic advances and that his problem with Wahlstrom, her boyfriend, began on Facebook.
During her testimony, Dedier described Wade, who supplied her with fake IDs, as “friendly” in their meetings leading up to the attack.
Wade’s commercial burglary charge came from the alleged theft on March 8, 2011 of Fieri's $200,000 bright yellow 2008 Lamborghini Spyder Gallardo. In the heist the thief rappelled down from the roof of British Motor Car Distributors dealership on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco, entered through a window, then drove away in the car, according to San Francisco police.
Detectives found the Lamborghini in the Richmond storage unit near where they arrested Wade on April 29. Fake ID cards for California, Florida and New York, local police scanner coordinates, cellphone-jamming equipment, a dismantled AKA-47 assault weapon, a shotgun and a full San Francisco Police Department uniform with a badge and duty belt were discovered along with the sports car.
Defense attorney Charles Dresow objected to combining the charges for the shooting and the theft saying that the incidents were unrelated. Wade, who plead not guilty to the charges in June, could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted.
The case has garnered national attention over the months. Interest spiked in August when