George Marshall Walker has been in jail since December of 2015 and on Thursday his murder trial was rescheduled for Jan. 22, 2018.

The Adairville man is accused of murdering his sister-in-law and is facing charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence after the body of Allison Walker, was found in the Red River near the home she shared with George Walker and his brother, her husband, Chris Walker, just days before Christmas in 2015.

According to Appointed Special Prosecutor for the 7th Judicial District Justin Crocker, George Walker’s case has a resolution deadline of Jan. 18 and will have a review hearing on Dec. 7.

In preliminary hearings in the case Logan County Sheriff’s Department deputy Kyler Harvey discussed 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, 2015, 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.

Harvey also 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, 2015, which is when the murder occurred.

George Walker has been in the Logan County Detention Center since Dec. 23, 2015. He has a $1 million bond.