The Adairville man accused of murdering his sister-in-law was scheduled to be arraigned in Logan District Court on Monday afternoon.
George Marshall Walker, 20, of Adairville, was arrested Wednesday, two days before Christmas, after he told members of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department that he had strangled 23-year-old Allison Walker.
According to the arrest report, Walker told deputy Kyler Harvey that he returned home from work on Monday morning and choked Allison Walker. He then tied her hands and feet before dumping the body in the Red River near the home on Conn Road in south Logan County.
Allison Walker was reported as missing on Monday and listed as a missing person on Tuesday, Dec. 22 with the Sheriff’s Office. Her body was found around midnight in the Red River by the Sheriff’s Department, with the assistance of the Logan County Search and Rescue squad, at the location George Walker described.
George Walker was then arrested on charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence. He was lodged in the Logan County Detention Center on a $1 million bond.
This is the second murder to take place in Logan County this year.
The other occurred on Aug. 26 when the Logan County Sheriff’s Department responded to a homicide at 2540 Ellis Road in Russellville and found 65-year-old Robert Wetton unresponsive inside a barn at his home.
No arrests have been made in that case.
The Walker murder occurred less than a week before the anniversary of the murder of 36-year-old Brad Rigney in Russellville. He was killed on Dec. 28, 2013. The suspect in that case, Gerald Allen Benjamins, is set to go to trial for murder on February 22.
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