You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Courts

  • 2011's drug ring bust: Where are they now?
    More than three years after the members of the drug trafficking ring were rousted from their homes, cuffed and taken into federal custody, nearly all now know their fate.
  • Fifth man handed 10 years for nabbing, beating teen
    The fifth of six then-teenagers who beat and held hos­tage another teen before dumping him in a park with bleeding on his brain and a fractured sternum was sentenced to prison Friday.
  • Report public, Wartell says
    In the five months since an investigative report was declared evidence in former IPFW Chancellor Mike Wartell's lawsuit against Purdue University, university attorneys never asked for a court order to keep it from the public.
Advertisement
Allen County Sheriff's Department
Stephen D. Walker

60 years in attempt to kill wife, her daughter

FORT WAYNE -- Stephen D. Walker was sentenced to 30 years each on two counts of attempted murder, to be served one after the other for a total of 60 years.

Stephen D. Walker, 35, of the 8100 block of North Clinton Street, last month pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder in connection with the October shooting of his wife and her adult daughter.

In exchange for his guilty plea, eight additional charges were dismissed Tuesday, including two counts of battery, one count of aggravated battery and being a habitual offender.

Walker was arrested a few days after the shootings, after he shot the two women in the Dupont Estates trailer park. According to court documents, Walker and his wife got into an argument and as it continued, Walker began to drink more and more rum. When she declined to sit with him on the couch, he became increasingly agitated and went into the bedroom, retrieving a gun from a safe.

Walker, a registered sex offender, shot his wife at close range and then turned the gun on her daughter. The bullet struck her in the finger after being deflected by a cellphone she held up between her and the gun, according to court documents.

When he was arrested, Walker was wearing a blue motorcycle helmet inside his car. He fled from police and was arrested after a brief chase in the parking lot of the Carmike 20 movie theater on Dupont Road.

Advertisement