Cover Photo Courtesy: Philadelphia Inquirer

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37-year old, Julius Irwin Mayo, from Norristown, was sentenced for his role in connection with the attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend, and also setting the boyfriend’s car on fire during an incident that happened in Upper Merion. A report from Mainline News Media said Mayo was sentenced to 13-28 years in prison by Judge Thomas M. Delricci, in a Montgomery County Courtroom. The sentence comes after a no contest plea to attempted murder charges by Mayo.


Mayo also pleaded guilty to a host of other crimes including arson, possessing an instrument of crime, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure and firearms not to be carried without a license.

Mayo’s troubles began on September 13th of 2020 when police responded to a report of criminal mischief at a residence on the 700 block of Hidden Valley Road in Upper Merion. A brick had reportedly been thrown through the front window of a house. Police spoke with the woman and her boyfriend, who resided at the home. As cops were speaking to the couple, they reportedly noticed smoke coming from the passenger’s side of the boyfriends Jeep which was parked in the driveway. Firefighters were called to the scene where they extinguished the fire and also discovered evidence that the vehicle fire may have been intentionally started by someone.

When asked if she thought anyone might have a reason to want to hurt her, the girlfriend reportedly told police she’d been getting harassing text messages from Mayo, her ex-boyfriend.

After taking the initial report, police were called back to the same address at around 11:45 p.m. that same night. This time, for a shooting. Police arrived to find the boyfriend suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was shot from outside of the house while he was fixing the window that had been broken earlier in the day.

Mayo was picked up and questioned the next day, after being fingered as the shooter by multiple witnesses. He admitted to firing the shot that injured the boyfriend, and attempting to set the car on fire.

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