DAILYKENN.com -- Dr. Matthew Wiser was brutally murdered in his Mobile, Alabama home on November 20, 2019. The victim was a University of South Alabama professor.
Arrested for the crime were three males. Reports say the suspects were engaged in a burglary spree.
Derric Scott, Tiquez Timmons, and Curtis Anthony Womack Jr. were charged after the murder, reports say.
The economics professor was shot to death during the home invasion.
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During court hearings for Scott and Timmons, detectives said a Nintendo Switch played a role in arresting the suspects.
Prosecutors said the suspects were on a burglary spree through several neighborhoods and ended up at Wiser's home. According to investigators, Wiser's Nintendo Switch was taken from the home and was later turned on and connected to the internet.
Assistant District Attorney Keith Blackwood said, "It was connected to an IP address that detectives were able to locate who the IP address is registered to, talk to that person, who then led them to the defendant Tiquez Timmons that led them to Derric Scott."
Investigators said Scott was the one that fired the shot.
Detectives also testified a GPS in Timmons' car showed the vehicle in the area of the crime, consistent with all the other evidence.
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His back door was kicked in, easily unseen, with only woods behind Wiser's home.
Chief Lawrence Battiste said this case is unusual.
"These are kind of their first encounters with us as adults in particular with this type of crime," said Battiste.
Derric Scott's record shows just traffic violations,
Tiquez Timmon's record shows marijuana possession, nothing violent.
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