Jerry Wayne Walker http://wkms.org en Walker Appeals Removal from Assistant Principal Role http://wkms.org/post/walker-appeals-removal-assistant-principal-role <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 32px;">A Paducah Middle School assistant principal indicted for charges related to a 1998 Murray State University dorm fire is appealing the district’s decision to terminate his contract.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 20:31:51 +0000 Drew Adams & The Associated Press 32433 at http://wkms.org Walker Appeals Removal from Assistant Principal Role Defense Rests in Murray State Dorm Fire Re-Trial http://wkms.org/post/defense-rests-murray-state-dorm-fire-re-trial <p>Experts argued over fire simulation software today during the re-trial of Jerry Wayne Walker Jr. who&rsquo;s charged with starting a fatal 1998 Murray State dorm fire.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 17:42:02 +0000 Casey Northcutt 19360 at http://wkms.org Defense Rests in Murray State Dorm Fire Re-Trial Jury Selection Begins in Walker Retrial http://wkms.org/post/jury-selection-begins-walker-retrial <p>Attorneys are selecting a jury in the trial of a western Kentucky man accused of starting a fatal fire at Murray State in the late 90&rsquo;s. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 20:46:35 +0000 The Associated Press 18978 at http://wkms.org Jury Selection Begins in Walker Retrial the morning cram [killer coal edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-killer-coal-edition <p><strong>From NPR:</strong> Cases of Black Lung surge as an investigation by NPR and CPI uncovers regulators&#39; inability to control <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/29/155978300/as-mine-protections-fail-black-lung-cases-surge">a deadly disease.</a></p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 12:26:10 +0000 Shelly Baskin 18946 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [killer coal edition] Walker Trial Scheduled to Start Monday http://wkms.org/post/walker-trial-scheduled-start-monday <p>A man accused of setting a fatal fire at Murray State goes on trial again Monday in western Kentucky. Circuit Judge Dennis Foust denied defense motions this week, clearing the way for Jerry Wayne Walker Jr.&#39;s retrial in Benton. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 18:41:49 +0000 Angela Hatton & The Associated Press 18821 at http://wkms.org Walker Trial Scheduled to Start Monday 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 Walker Trial Set for July http://wkms.org/post/walker-trial-set-july <p>The trial of Jerry Wayne Walker, who faces multiple charges in connection to a fatal 1998 Murray State University dorm fire, is set to begin July 9<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 12:32:25 +0000 Gary Pitts & Paducah Sun 18228 at http://wkms.org Walker Trial Set for July 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