KETR Local
9:59 am
Tue September 27, 2005

Defense seeking gag order in Commerce murder case

Greenville – Defense attorneys are seeking a gag order in the capital murder case of Adam Ward, who is charged with killing a Commerce code enforcement officer. 23 year old Ward was arraigned and pleaded not guilty Monday. The defense filed the motion to limit pretrial publicity and seal the file in the case under claims that media reports could prevent Ward from receiving a fair trial.

Ward is charged with the murder of Michael Pee Wee Walker. Walker was performing duties for the City of Commerce on June 13th taking photos of possible code violations at Ward's home. According to a criminal complaint filed by Texas Ranger investigators, a brief altercation occurred between Ward and Walker, Ward then went into the house and retrieved a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol, then returned and shot Walker multiple times.



Click here to listen as Brad Kellar reports on the story.