By Brad Kellar
Greenville, TX –
A Hunt County District Court jury Friday convicted Adam Walker of capital murder in the June 2005 death of Commerce code enforcement officer Michael "Pee Wee" Walker. Sentencing begins Monday. The 24 year old Walker remains jailed in lieu of $2 million dollars bond. The trial, scheduled to last 3 weeks, ended after 5 days.
Walker was killed while working as a code enforcement officer for the City of Commerce on June 13, 2005. Walker was taking photos of alleged code violations at the home where Ward lived on Caddo Street. Hunt County District Attorney F. Duncan Thomas told jurors Ward objected to Walker taking pictures. The two argued and Thomas said Ward sprayed Walker with a hose. Walker called 911 on his cell phone while Ward allegedly ran into the house, grabbed a .45 caliber pistol and two loaded clips. Thomas said Ward returned to the scene and began chasing Walker, shooting him as many as eight times as they ran. Thomas said Adam Ward was attempting to reload the gun before Adam's father took the weapon away.
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