Jerry Wayne Walker

3:31 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Walker Appeals Removal from Assistant Principal Role

  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. 

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12:42 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Defense Rests in Murray State Dorm Fire Re-Trial

Experts argued over fire simulation software today during the re-trial of Jerry Wayne Walker Jr. who’s charged with starting a fatal 1998 Murray State dorm fire.

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3:46 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Jury Selection Begins in Walker Retrial

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’s.

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Morning Cram
7:26 am
Mon July 9, 2012

the morning cram [killer coal edition]

Late stage Black Lung disease.

From NPR: Cases of Black Lung surge as an investigation by NPR and CPI uncovers regulators' inability to control a deadly disease.

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1:41 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Walker Trial Scheduled to Start Monday

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.'s retrial in Benton.

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12:06 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Motions Filed to Dismiss Walker Case on Evidence

Defense attorney Dennis Null continues his efforts to get charges dropped against his client charged with a 1998 Murray State Dormitory fire. 

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7:32 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Walker Trial Set for July

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 9th. 

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Hester Hall Fire
11:04 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Dorm Fire Trial Moves to Marshall County

The case against a man charged with the fatal 1998 Murray State University dormitory fire, will move from Calloway to Marshall County.

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8:47 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Paducah Sun Seeks to Keep Hearings Open

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.  Commonwealth's Attorney Mark Blankenship wants to close the hearings to both the media and the public, citing "media attention" to the case as the reason.  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.  Walker's earlier trial in 2001 ended in a hung jury.  Circuit Judge Dennis Foust has not yet ruled

Hester Hall Fire
2:30 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Attorney Seeks Confidential Pre-Trial Hearing Ahead of Dorm Fire Trial

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.

Jerry Wayne Walker faces charges related to the 1998  fire in Hester Hall  that killed fellow student Michael Minger. 

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