Two teens arrested in slaying of Lehigh Acres mother and son

Justin Wirth

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Justin Wirth

Clayton Combs

Photo by LCSO

Clayton Combs

— Two teens face first-degree murder charges in the shooting deaths of a Lehigh Acres mother and son in their home a week ago.

Justin D. Wirth, 16, of the 4300 block of 13th Street West, Lehigh Acres, and Clayton T. Combs, 17, of the 19000 block of Ethel Drive, North Fort Myers, were arrested Saturday morning by Lee County sheriff's deputies.

A call the evening of April 9 about possible injuries at 3501 49th Street West led deputies to an open front door and a trail of blood and bullet casings in the home that 43-year-old Amy Ann Lorah shared with her son, William "Dalton" Haley, 16.

According to the agency, on April 8 an armed Wirth asked Combs to drive him to the house with the intent to rob and kill Haley. Reports indicate Wirth had visited Haley at the home before, and said Haley had pointed a gun at him.

Once at the home, Wirth shot and killed Haley then proceeded to Lorah's bedroom where he shot and wounded her, Lee sheriff’s officials said. She was shot twice more after staggering into the kitchen.

Wirth and Combs then stole a safe with a firearm and around $370 cash, sheriff's officials said. Wirth gave Combs $150 for his role in the killings and robbery, the Sheriff's Office said.

The 9mm handgun used was later sold for $140.

Authorities intend to charge Wirth and Combs each with two counts of premeditated first-degree murder and one count of home invasion robbery with a firearm. The pair was booked into Lee County Jail and will be turned over to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, according to the Lee Sheriff's Office.

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almasonlybar writes:

Obviously the results of wonderful parenting skills.

NaplesTaco writes:

or a sick society that places gun rights above education and the family structure.

If we don't all change our views on the human condition. This is going to become more frequent.

Growing up in Naples twenty years ago, if something like this happened it would have been shocking. Now, it's just a sign of a debilitated culture.

Iggy writes:

Let us not waste our resources on these two for the rest of their lives. End the story immediately and swiftly.

fedupwithnaples writes:

one of your liberal judges will blame society for thier behaviors, then release them both. thats how it goes.

cozyboy writes:

How cheap their lives became.

frodo writes:

Two lives brutally taken for about $500.00
Unreal. So Sad...

FECOYLE writes:

Where do these animals come from?

Here4Now writes:

in response to FECOYLE:

Where do these animals come from?

I believe the article says LeeRoy Achers and North Ft. Misery.

glennhamilton writes:

in response to NaplesTaco:

or a sick society that places gun rights above education and the family structure.

If we don't all change our views on the human condition. This is going to become more frequent.

Growing up in Naples twenty years ago, if something like this happened it would have been shocking. Now, it's just a sign of a debilitated culture.

How did gun rights get involved? When did a 16 yr old have a right to a gun you idiot.

NaplesTaco writes:

The entire quote was

"a sick society that places gun rights above education and the family structure"

I was editorializing on the priorities of this state.

It's one thing to uphold the constitution and ensure that every Floridian has the right to own a fire arm. It's another thing to use that subject as a political football and make people fear and feel threatened of a non-existing threat of gun rights being taken away or toned down in FL.

A lot of that lobbying money could have been used to address more pressing issues like a failing education system and the growing lack of parental guidance.

Beachglow writes:

in response to almasonlybar:

Obviously the results of wonderful parenting skills.

And from the looks of them, no decent education and drugs, too.

LovesBS writes:

Thank Jeb, 'W', NRA and the other flag waving right winger repubs for taking Florida's view on guns back to the mentality of the wild wild west.

Sad. AND yes, people with guns do kill. No guns...no gun deaths, no armed robberies! Simple

Beachglow writes:

I can't believe such young men would have such hate in their hearts and total disregard for human life. I believe religion must be lacking, too.

Trexler writes:

All these lives are over now, but the adults in their world knew what dumb trouble makers they could be, e.g., parents, if any, teachers, cops, neighbors, relatives, young victims dead mom, etc...what a waste, ..cops probably didnt have to work too hard to ID em...wasted lives...reminds me of similar killings in Golden Gate 30 yrs ago, Schrecenghost (sic)

savethewhalz writes:

About a year or so ago, I read about a dog in Lehigh whose dehydrated corpse was found chained to a fence behind an abandoned house. Prior to that I read the New York Times featuring Lehigh Acres as ground zero for the national real estate bust. I've visited, not pretty. If our planet needs an enema, no doubt the catheter tip would be inserted about ten miles east of Fort Myers. On a positive note, these boys make George Z. seem angelic.

KennyR (Inactive) writes:

in response to LovesBS:

Thank Jeb, 'W', NRA and the other flag waving right winger repubs for taking Florida's view on guns back to the mentality of the wild wild west.

Sad. AND yes, people with guns do kill. No guns...no gun deaths, no armed robberies! Simple

Can you point me to where Jeb W and the NRA made it legal for 16 and 17 year old to own and carry firearms? Where they made it legal to forcibly break into peoples houses an murder them? I did a Google search, but it didn't turn up anything.

If anything this story is a reason to own firearms

comment writes:

Where are the parents.?????

timewarp writes:

To bad the victims were unarmed, today your only safety is in having a firearm.

bananas8187 writes:

in response to comment:

Where are the parents.?????

Where are the racists?

If the killers were hispanic or haitian, the knuckle dragging, wannabe Klansmen would be screaming "Deport, Deport, Deport!"

But the killers are regular, trailer bred white dudes. And the bigots are silent.......

BeenThereHereNow writes:

in response to bananas8187:

Where are the racists?

If the killers were hispanic or haitian, the knuckle dragging, wannabe Klansmen would be screaming "Deport, Deport, Deport!"

But the killers are regular, trailer bred white dudes. And the bigots are silent.......

The only racist comment I see in the entire thread, is coming from you. Pot calling the kettle black.

Doubtful1 writes:

Gun rights? You think this is about gun rights, seriously?? It brings up the classic point that if don't obey the law against murder, you sure aren't too worried about the gun laws. People who are willing to kill also use knives, cars, baseball bats, and other instrumentalities. What it's about is the willingness to kill someone. Blaming "society" or guns or other tools is completely foolish. Only when you are willing to blame the people who commit the crimes are you even looking in the right direction. If it was society's fault, everyone in society would be committing murder. If it was the gun's fault, everyone who has a gun would be committing murder. It's pointless and counterproductive to blame anyone but the offender. And when they're 16 and 17, yes, the parents warrant some scrutiny, too. But don't blame all the rest of us; that's just more blame-shifting and it's dishonest.

NDNisLame writes:

in response to No_bull_for_you:

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Aren't you just the tough one....

Coastal writes:

in response to NaplesTaco:

or a sick society that places gun rights above education and the family structure.

If we don't all change our views on the human condition. This is going to become more frequent.

Growing up in Naples twenty years ago, if something like this happened it would have been shocking. Now, it's just a sign of a debilitated culture.

You should move to Chicago, they have some of the strictest guns laws in the country. No guns!

trueamerican writes:

in response to LovesBS:

Thank Jeb, 'W', NRA and the other flag waving right winger repubs for taking Florida's view on guns back to the mentality of the wild wild west.

Sad. AND yes, people with guns do kill. No guns...no gun deaths, no armed robberies! Simple

Your an idiot! Bush didn't go flag waving! I beleive he also instituded the 10-20-Life Rule along with your right to carry a firearm. Good thing no one was black, could have had a racial issue on our hands.

RainMan writes:

in response to Trexler:

All these lives are over now, but the adults in their world knew what dumb trouble makers they could be, e.g., parents, if any, teachers, cops, neighbors, relatives, young victims dead mom, etc...what a waste, ..cops probably didnt have to work too hard to ID em...wasted lives...reminds me of similar killings in Golden Gate 30 yrs ago, Schrecenghost (sic)

Are you refering to the two brothers that were executed in their parents house for ripping off the drug dealer from Old Naples?

If memory serves me right, the killers where caught comeing out of the house, after slaying the boys.

RainMan writes:

in response to bananas8187:

Where are the racists?

If the killers were hispanic or haitian, the knuckle dragging, wannabe Klansmen would be screaming "Deport, Deport, Deport!"

But the killers are regular, trailer bred white dudes. And the bigots are silent.......

Hmmm... you must be the racist.

Read your own comment :)

CooperLover writes:

Do ALL of you not realize the world is watching, and I'm sad to say things don't seem to be getting any better for you. You're boys are at war using guns that they really need. Why oh why can you not vote to get your gun laws changed? Do it for your grand childrens sake if nothing else.

Hollywoody writes:

This has nothing to do with parenting idiot. Kids can develop personality disorders no matter what the parents did. Just a bad seed... that's all.

wonderful (Inactive) writes:

in response to Iggy:

Let us not waste our resources on these two for the rest of their lives. End the story immediately and swiftly.

I'm thinking young organ donors, eh?

Plenty of good people out there.

wrightconnection writes:

in response to LovesBS:

Thank Jeb, 'W', NRA and the other flag waving right winger repubs for taking Florida's view on guns back to the mentality of the wild wild west.

Sad. AND yes, people with guns do kill. No guns...no gun deaths, no armed robberies! Simple

O.K. I'll do it. Thank you Jeb W. Bush and the other right winger repubs for taking Florida's view on guns back to the mentality of the wild, wild west. Thank you very much. You over simplify the issue by saying "No guns, No problem. Simple". It is impossible to remove all the guns. I'll always want the right to posess a firearm. You on the other hand, can use a knife or a baseball bat or a slingshot or some other inferior way to protect yourself and your family fom an intruder with a gun, simple!

beerbong writes:

in response to LovesBS:

Thank Jeb, 'W', NRA and the other flag waving right winger repubs for taking Florida's view on guns back to the mentality of the wild wild west.

Sad. AND yes, people with guns do kill. No guns...no gun deaths, no armed robberies! Simple

Surly you can't be naive enough to think that the bad guys would not be able to get illegal guns to help with their chosen career. And you are the type to think the police can take care of you if someone attacks you or breaks into your home or business. I am glad to have the freedom and the right to be able to defend my self and my family. I have NO wish to ever hurt anyone. But if the time ever comes that deadly force is needed, I am able to defend my self. And that means at home or at the 7-11. I hope I never see America become the kind of place you wish for.

beerbong writes:

A psychologist did a test and survey of teens and his findings said that 85% of the teens surveyed, had NO measurable conscience. I do not believe all surveys and polls. But if that is true what is the reason for this? I heard a teen say, he had shot several people in his life. And when he finally got shot he said, he didn't realize it hurt so much. What the heck would he think? Some of us as parents truly are raising a bunch of cold hearted IDIOTS. Some say oh it's not the parents fault, maybe not all of it. But the first thing you as and adult teach a kid is love and respect. If all you are capable of, is FARTING a kid out on a rock and letting it try to grow up on it's own, Then you shouldn't be allowed to breed. Hope they hold these young people as adults And the court treats them the same way.

tacony19 writes:

Violent video games and movies, etc. that dehumanize killing coupled with music that glorifies the gang-banger mentallity of "putting a cap" in someone, mixed with a large number of "parents" who are anything but, and last but not least, easy access to guns by persons who are influenced by the above, shake vigorously and there you have it; the state of the nation ala 2012. The only recourse is to arm everyone and adopt a siege mentallity.

beerbong writes:

bananas8187 writes:
Where are the racists?
If the killers were hispanic or haitian, the knuckle dragging, wannabe Klansmen would be screaming "Deport, Deport, Deport!"
But the killers are regular, trailer bred white dudes. And the bigots are silent.......

We all have seen the race card played many times in the last month or so. Your comment is uncalled for. You just felt the need to stir the pot again. Sounds like at heart you are the racist!

HapE2B writes:

My son's half brother use to live with this family. Thank God he was visiting us during the time of the murder or he could have been another victim of this senseless crime. Glad the white trash were caught. Rumor has it they talked to the police being concerned over the murders. Great job LCSO!!! Put them to death and save tax payers thousands of dollars to rehabilitate them.

HIGHWATER writes:

These two failed abortion poster boys deserve no mercy for what they done. Guess the rusty coat hanger used in the back alley abortion ,didnt go in deep enough to rip these two turds out the womb back then.

Hope they get aquianted with death row,Ole'Sparky's ready!!!

blefebvre writes:

They have cold killer eyes ~ no souls!

Notthesame writes:

in response to LovesBS:

Thank Jeb, 'W', NRA and the other flag waving right winger repubs for taking Florida's view on guns back to the mentality of the wild wild west.

Sad. AND yes, people with guns do kill. No guns...no gun deaths, no armed robberies! Simple

guns will always be available no matter what the gun laws are.

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