Double Murder Suspect Killed His Girlfriend 18 Years Ago in Aliceville, Alabama
A Pickens County man accused of fatally shooting his two brothers last week also killed his girlfriend 18 years ago, court records reveal.
The suspect, 40-year-old Michael Anthony Walker, was arrested Saturday outside his home on Franconia Road in Aliceville, Alabama after he allegedly shot and killed his brothers Raymond and Cedric Walker.
Michael Walker has been charged with two counts of capital murder and is being held without bond in the Pickens County Jail.
Pickens County District Attorney Andy Hamlin said investigators are still working the case and trying to determine what led to the killings Saturday.
This is not the first time Walker has been involved in a deadly shooting -- on January 17th, 2003, he shot and killed his then-18-year-old girlfriend Erica Y. Bonner.
Walker was charged with murder but eventually pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter.
In that case, Walker and his attorneys claimed the .45 caliber handgun that killed Bonner was defective, and that the shooting was caused by "a non-functional safety grip." A weapon's expert for the state later corroborated that claim.
Walker was sentenced to five years in prison, but that sentence was suspended and instead, Walker was placed on conditional release.
If he is convicted of capital murder for killing his brothers, the only legal outcomes possible are life in prison without the possibility of parole or a death sentence.
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