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Posted: 10/13/2004 11:01:24 AM EST
Man Who Wounded Texas Deputy Sentenced To 83 Years

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Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- A man who opened fire on officers as they tried to serve a drug warrant was sentenced to 83 years in prison.

Korey Demaine Walker, 32, was sentenced Tuesday to 77 years for wounding Tarrant County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Tatsch inside an apartment last fall.

The judge then sentenced Walker to another six years, to be served consecutively, for pleading guilty to drug possession and then not showing up for sentencing last year, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported in Wednesday editions.

Jurors on Monday convicted Walker of attempted capital murder, rejecting defense attorneys' argument that he thought he was under attack by an enemy and did not know he was firing at deputies.

Walker, who was shot up to nine times when officers returned fire, believes "a higher power was involved" in saving his life, his attorney Leon Reed Jr. said.

"What God's purpose is, he doesn't know, but he ... will try and make the best use of his time," Reed said.

Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:04:15 AM EST
But more importantly...how is the cop doing?


SGatr15
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:05:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Walker, who was shot up to nine times when officers returned fire, believes "a higher power was involved" in saving his life, his attorney Leon Reed Jr. said.

"What God's purpose is, he doesn't know, but he ... will try and make the best use of his time," Reed said.




Making license plates? Getting gang raped?
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:20:55 AM EST
Should have used the Clapton defense, and admitted to shooting the sheriff...
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:34:01 AM EST
"Drug warrant", good, thank god, now I feel safe. Cop had it comming. Prohibition is ridiculious.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:12:01 PM EST
Survived nine gun shot wounds at close range I assume? Hmmmmmm.... must not have been a shotgun in the entry team.

Regards,
Gary
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:15:03 PM EST
You don't shoot LEO down here in Texas and get a slap on the hand.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:17:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By DDiggler:
Should have used the Clapton defense, and admitted to shooting the sheriff...



Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:23:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By jkstexas2001:
You don't shoot LEO down here in Texas and get a slap on the hand.



Yeah, last I heard, the regular "punishment" was killing innocents and burning down the building to conceal the evidence.

Although, that was years ago, I'm sure they've became more fair in that timespace.

Yeah, right.
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