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Thu 2 pm: Man pleads not guilty to murder charge

November 14, 2013
Tribune Chronicle , Tribune Chronicle |

WARREN - A former local man arrested in Texas and charged with aggravated murder in the Oct. 26 shooting death of a Warren man pleaded not guilty Thursday and remained in jail in lieu of $3 million bond.

Tashawn Walker, 26, who was indicted Wednesday by the Trumbull County grand jury, faces a firearm specification that carries a mandatory three-years in prison. And besides the murder charge, Walker was indicted on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

The aggravated murder charge is not considered a capital case but carries a penalty of 20 years to life in prison or life behind bars with no chance of parole.

Walker was scheduled for a pretrial Nov. 25 before Common Pleas Judge Peter Kontos was assigned the case.

Walker, who was living in Baytown, Texas, is accused of fatally shooting Richard C. Rollison IV, 24, at the Sunoco service station on West Market Street one week after his brother, Taemarr Walker, was killed in a police-involved shooting near Palmyra and Risher roads.



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