Walker indicted in murder of sister-in-law


By OJ Stapleton - ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com



The 20-year-old Adairville man accused of murdering his sister-in-law was indicted on Friday by a Logan County Grand Jury on Friday, Jan. 29.

George Walker was indicted on charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence.

Commonwealth attorney Gail Guiling is now be in charge of the case after District Judge Ken Williams ruled last month in a preliminary hearing that there was sufficient evidence to turn the case over to the Logan County Grand Jury to seek an indictment.

George Walker is facing charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence after the body of his sister-in-law, Allison Walker, was found in the Red River near the home she shared with George Walker and his brother, her husband, Chris Walker.

The preliminary hearing included testimony from Logan County Sheriff’s Department deputy Kyler Harvey. County attorney Joe Ross questioned Harvey about his part in the in the investigation into Allison Walker’s disappearance and murder.

Harvey testified that he spoke with George Walker twice briefly on Dec. 22 before reading him his Miranda rights and questioning him formally while video taping the interview.

Harvey said that initially George Walker said that he had heard “in the wind” that Allison Walker’s body was in the river. Later on in the interview, George Walker admitted to choking his sister-in-law, tying her hands and feet with rope and dragging her down to the river before dumping her body.

He then took Harvey to the spot in the river where Allison Walker’s body would later be found by Logan County Search and Rescue.

While being cross examined by George Walker’s public defender, William Maddox, Harvey said he could not answer questions about tests that had been performed on the body after it was found, whether the tarp the body was wrapped up in was entered into evidence or whether there was any finger print evidence.

“You’ll have to ask Detective Kevin Bibb, since he is the lead investigator in the case,” Harvey explained.

Maddox did ask whether George Walker indicated his motive for the murder to Harvey.

Harvey said the only explanation given was that it was over a “wrong belief” but gave no further explanation about what sort of belief it was.

Also during the hearing, Harvey said that George Walker indicated that he had been living with Chris and Allison Walker for about two months before the murder occurred.

Harvey testified that George and Chris Walker worked together at the same hog farm, but that George Walker had come home for an hour break on the morning of Dec. 21, which is when the murder occurred.

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By OJ Stapleton

ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com

To contact OJ Stapleton, email ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

To contact OJ Stapleton, email ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

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