Ex-boyfriend takes last-minute deal in casino worker’s highway murder

Ex-boyfriend takes last-minute deal in casino worker’s highway murder


HARDWAY WITH THE
SURPRISE DEAL HE STRUCK RIGHT
IN
FRONT OF THE VICTIM’S FAMILY.
REPORTER: DOZENS OF POTENTIAL
JURORS WERE IN PLACE, THE TRIAL
WAS SUPPOSED
TO BEGIN TODAY BUT
AT THE 11TH HOUR TERRY WALKER
DECIDED A NO CONTEST PLEA WOULD
BE IN HIS BEST
INTEREST.
TERRY WALKER WAS LOOKING AT LIFE
IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE, AS
CONVICTED OF THE FIRST DEGREE
MURDER OF EX-GIRLFRIEND MYA
GRADY.
>>IT’S ALWAYS SUCH
A GAMBLE TO
ROLL THE DICE WHEN SOMEONE’S
LIFE IS AT STAKE.
REPORTER: GRADY’S
BODY WAS FOUND
IN HER CAR ON ROUTE 40, A SNOWY
DAY IN FEBRUARY, 2015.
SHE WAS ON HER
WAY TO WORK AT
LADY LUCK CASINO, WHEN SHE WAS
SHOT BY SOMEONE DRIVING
PAST.
>>HE STILL SAYS HE DIDN’T PULL
THE
TRIGGER.
REPORTER: LOOKING AT LIFE, WITH
A JURY WAITING —
>>WHEN YOU HAVE A
JURY, YOU
NEVER WHETHER OR NOT YOU’VE GOT
A GOOD JURY OR A BAD JURY.
REPORTER: WALKER
TOOK THE PLEA
DEAL, 20 TO 40 YEARS IN PRISON
FOR PLEADING NO CONTEST TO
THIRD.
>>THE FAMILY AND I HAD TALKED,
THEY WERE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT
HAVING TO GO THROUGH IT AGAIN.
IT WAS
VERY TRAUMATIC AND
EMOTIONAL FOR THEM.
REPORTER: PROSECUTORS SAY WALKER
KILL GRIDE BECAUSE SHE HAD
MOVED
ONTO ANOTHER MAN, AND THAT MAN’S
ESTRANGED WIFE STARTED TALKING
TO WALKER WHO
WAS ALSO MARRIED.
A SORDID STORY THAT ENDED IN
GRADY’S DEATH.
>>SHE WANTED
AWAY FROM HIM.
SHE HAD ATTEMPTED ON MANY
OCCASIONS TO END THE
RELATIONSHIP AND HE JUST
WOULDN’T LET HER ALONE.
REPORTER: GRADY’S FAMILY IN
COURT, OPTING TO HOLD THEIR
WORDS FOR
WALKER UNTIL HIS
SENTENCING.
>>WE’RE NOT HERE TO HAVE THE
FAMILY SUFFER, BUT WE’RE
HERE TO
DO JUSTICE.
I THINK THIS WAS JUSTICE TODAY.
REPORTER: FORMAL SENTENCING ON

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