Hester Fire http://wkms.org en Juror in Walker Trial Explains Verdict and Deliberations http://wkms.org/post/juror-walker-trial-explains-verdict-and-deliberations <p>A not guilty verdict this week put an end to a 14 year arson case at Murray State that killed one student and permanently injured another.&nbsp; Jerry Wayne Walker Jr. has been the prosecution&#39;s prime suspect since the start. He was initially tried in 2001 and was free after the jury couldn&#39;t reach a verdict.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 21:02:45 +0000 Chad Lampe 19521 at http://wkms.org Juror in Walker Trial Explains Verdict and Deliberations Motions Filed to Dismiss Walker Case on Evidence http://wkms.org/post/motions-filed-dismiss-walker-case-evidence <p>Defense attorney Dennis Null continues his efforts to get charges dropped against his client charged with a 1998 Murray State Dormitory fire.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 17:06:53 +0000 Angela Hatton 18574 at http://wkms.org Motions Filed to Dismiss Walker Case on Evidence Dorm Fire Trial Moves to Marshall County http://wkms.org/post/dorm-fire-trial-moves-marshall-county <p>The case against a man charged with the fatal 1998 Murray State University dormitory fire, will move from Calloway to Marshall County. Mon, 07 May 2012 16:04:09 +0000 Gary Pitts 17883 at http://wkms.org Dorm Fire Trial Moves to Marshall County Paducah Sun Seeks to Keep Hearings Open http://wkms.org/post/paducah-sun-seeks-keep-hearings-open <p>The Paducah Sun reports it has filed a petition in Calloway Circuit Court to keep pre-trial hearings open in the arson/manslaughter case against Jerry Wayne Walker, Junior.&nbsp; Commonwealth&#39;s Attorney Mark Blankenship wants to close the hearings to both the media and the public, citing &quot;media attention&quot; to the case as the reason.&nbsp; Walker is set to appear in his second trial later this year over charges he set the 1998 Murray State dorm fire that killed Michael Minger and injured another student.&nbsp; Walker&#39;s earlier trial in 2001 ended in a hung jury.&nbsp; Circui Tue, 17 Apr 2012 13:47:01 +0000 Todd Hatton & Paducah Sun 17656 at http://wkms.org Attorney Seeks Confidential Pre-Trial Hearing Ahead of Dorm Fire Trial http://wkms.org/post/attorney-seeks-confidential-pre-trial-hearing-ahead-dorm-fire-trial <p>The Commonwealth Attorney prosecuting the man accused of starting a Murray State dorm fire 14 years ago wants some of the pre-trial proceedings held behind closed doors.</p><p>Jerry Wayne Walker faces charges related to the 1998&nbsp; fire in Hester Hall&nbsp; that killed fellow student Michael Minger.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 19:30:05 +0000 Shelly Baskin 17583 at http://wkms.org Attorney Seeks Confidential Pre-Trial Hearing Ahead of Dorm Fire Trial Walker Trial Dismissal Being Considered http://wkms.org/post/walker-trial-dismissal-being-considered <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: left; ">A judge says it will be two weeks before a decision is made concerning a motion from Jerry Wayne Walker&#39;s attorney to dismiss his case. Walker is charged with manslaughter, arson, assault, and wanton endangerment stemming from a 1998 dormitory fire in Murray State&#39;s Hester Hall. If the case is not dismissed, the trial is set to begin July 6 in Calloway Circuit Court. Walker is accused of setting the fire that claimed the life of student Michael Minger. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 22:03:18 +0000 Gary Pitts 16911 at http://wkms.org Walker Trial Date Set http://wkms.org/post/walker-trial-date-set <p>Murray, KY – A judge has set a July trial date for the Paducah man facing a second round of charges in a fatal 1998 dorm fire at Murray State University.</p> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 14:01:22 +0000 Drew Adams 16028 at http://wkms.org Walker Moved to District Home Office http://wkms.org/post/walker-moved-district-home-office <p>Murray, KY – School officials have reassigned Paducah Middle School Assistant Principal Jerry Wayne Walker over criminal charges stemming from a 1998 Murray State University dorm fire.</p> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 12:41:47 +0000 Drew Adams 15679 at http://wkms.org