Michael Minger

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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11:59 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Walker Case

Hester College, Murray State

A Calloway County Circuit Court judge has denied a motion to dismiss a tampering with evidence case against Jerry Wayne Walker, Junior. Judge Dennis Foust said in an order issued today that the case does not violate Walker’s rights. Walker faces tampering charges for allegedly writing letters that interfered in the commonwealth attorney’s investigation into a 1998 dorm fire at Murray State’s Hester Hall.

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8:11 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Walker Not Guilty

A jury found Jerry Wayne Walker Jr. not guilty yesterday of charges associated with a fatal 1998 Murray State University dorm fire. 

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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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9:01 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Former Girlfriend Testifies in Walker Dorm Fire Trial

Jerry Wayne Walker Jr.’s ex-girlfriend testified in his trial yesterday in Marshall County. Walker faces charges stemming from the 1998 Murray State University Hester Hall dorm fire that killed student Michael Minger. 

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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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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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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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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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