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    OH - Lt. William Walker, 45, dies in contract killing, Cleveland, 3 Nov 2013



    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index...00_in_sla.html

    Tipsters who help bring about an indictment in the killings of Lt. William Walker or Firefighter Theodore Wright could earn $12,000 from each case, Frank Szabo, president of Cleveland Firefighters Local 93, announced Tuesday.

    Walker, 45, was shot multiple times in the chest. Someone ambushed the off-duty firefighter in November 2013 in the driveway of his Lampson Road home on the city's East Side...

    Wright, Jr., 58, died in May 2014 after crashing his truck into utility pole on Claasen Avenue near East 71st Street. Police called to the scene found Wright, of North Royalton, had been shot before the 3 a.m. crash.
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    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index..._for_slai.html

    “He was a great firefighter and paramedic,” said Patrick Kelly, Cleveland’s interim fire chief. “I’m a better man for having known Will Walker.”

    On Sunday, an unknown assailant shot 45-year-old Walker multiple times in the chest in the driveway of his Lampson Road home. Police on Thursday said there are no new developments in the case.

    Walker is survived by his wife and two children. Uloma Curry, who Walker married in July, did not attend the candlelight vigil.
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    Sara Goldenberg (@SaraGoldenberg): https://twitter.com/SaraGoldenberg?s=09

    Court docs: Uloma Walker-Curry, wife of #Cleveland firefighter William Walker, charged with his paid-for-hire murder http://t.co/OfyqcpQ3ni

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    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index...nd_firefi.html

    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The wife of slain Cleveland firefighter Lt. William Walker paid several people to murder her husband, according to a Cleveland Municipal Court charging document.

    Police took Uloma Walker-Curry, 44, into custody Tuesday. She is charged with aggravated murder.

    Walker, 45, was ambushed outside his East Side home on Nov. 3, 2013. He was shot several times in the chest before the gunman left in a car.

    Walker-Curry, who was home at the time, made a frantic 911 call seconds after her husband was shot. (Listen to the entire recording here.)

    Walker-Curry married the firefighter in July 2013.
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    Whoa...she marries him in July and by November he is dead. How sad for him.
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    http://fox8.com/2015/09/09/wife-accu...ical-911-call/

    CLEVELAND- She played the mourning widow at his funeral and called 911 after he was shot. Now, the wife of Cleveland Fire Lt. William Walker has been charged after investigators said she plotted his murder.

    Uloma Walker-Curry, 44, is charged with aggravated murder. Cleveland police officers arrested her Tuesday afternoon.
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    Then, in August, prosecutors charged Chad Padgett, 21, with aggravated murder in connection with Walker’s death. Investigators said Padgett had been dating Walker-Curry’s daughter and sent text messages seeking the gun that was used in the murder. Padgett pleaded not guilty. Investigators said more arrests could come.

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    http://www.newsnet5.com/news/local-n...william-walker

    CLEVELAND - The second person charged in the murder of an off-duty Cleveland fire lieutenant was his wife, court dockets confirm.

    William Walker was gunned down on Cleveland's east side in 2013.

    Uloma Walker-Curry was charged with aggravated murder in Walker's death, police confirmed Wednesday.

    According to court documents from the Cleveland Municipal Court, Walker-Curry paid several men to murder her husband.
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    Sounds like she will be staying in jail for a while.
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    Scott Taylor (@ScottTaylor19): https://twitter.com/ScottTaylor19?s=09

    4 indicted for Aggravated Murder for roles in November 2013 slaying of Cleveland firefighter Lt. William Walker. http://t.co/oUokbLnmHS



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    http://www.cleveland.com/court-justi...6f8d3c7eb72ac2

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Four people were indicted Monday in the 2013 murder of Cleveland firefighter William Walker, including Walker's wife.

    Uloma Walker-Curry, 44, had been committing financial fraud in her husband's name and hired someone to kill him, according to a statement from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office.

    Prosecutors contend that Walker-Curry was nervous that her husband would find out about her actions and incorrectly assumed that she could get money from his life insurance policy to pay for her debts.

    She first reached out to Chad Padgett, her daughter's boyfriend, who recruited his cousin, Christopher Hein, who in turn hired Ryan Dorty to perform the hit, according to the statement. The four face charges of aggravated murder, murder, conspiracy, and felonious assault.

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    According to the prosecutor's office, a flurry of text messages from the night of the murder shows the men searching for a gun, which they refer to as a "ham." Another text message talks about when Walker was expected to get home. And a series of final texts were sent after the shooting, including one that said "We gotta body," prosecutors say.

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    http://fox8.com/2015/09/17/four-char...pear-in-court/

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Four suspects indicted in the murder of Cleveland firefighter William Walker will appear in court this morning.

    Uloma Walker-Curry, 44; Chad X. Padgett, 21; Christopher N. Hein, 22; and Ryan L. Dorty, 23, are charged with aggravated murder, murder, conspiracy and felonious assault. A juvenile is also listed as a co-conspirator.

    Walker-Curry, the victim’s wife, was arrested on Sept. 8 while Padgett was taken into custody last month.

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    One of Walker-Curry’s three children, a daughter who asked to only be referred to by her first name, spoke with FOX 8 about the arrest. Jessica said she actually moved out of state years ago because of her rocky relationship with her mother.

    She called her mom hurtful and a pathological liar, but said she never imagined she could also be a cold-hearted killer.

    “I cannot, I cannot even think how this is possible,” Jessica said. “But I wouldn’t put it past her. I’m so disgusted. I’m hurt… The way she performed at the funeral... I feel really really bad.”

    Jessica didn’t know her sisters boyfriend, who is also charged in the case, but met him at the funeral and described him as unemotional and detached. She isn’t sure if she will contact her mother in jail, and said right now her thoughts and prayers are with the Walker family.
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    I find it incredibly depressing that not one of the four men arrested reported the murder plot to LE.

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    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index...ng_set_up.html

    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A 19-year-old woman admitted Thursday*to participating in a murder-for-hire plot involving a*Cleveland firefighter.*

    The woman, who was 17 at the time of the killing, pleaded guilty to delinquency charges in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court in the August 2013 slaying of Lt. William Walker.

    Prosecutors said Walker's wife, Uloma Walker-Curry, had her husband killed to cover up financial fraud she committed in his name.

    Walker-Curry was nervous that her husband would find out about her actions and incorrectly assumed that she could get money from his life insurance policy to pay for her debts, prosecutors say.

    According to court filings:

    Walker-Curry gave the then-17-year-old girl cash. The girl gave the money to her boyfriend, Chad Padgett. He*recruited his cousin, Christopher Hein, who in turn hired another man, Ryan Dorty, to perform the killing.*

    [...]

    Investigators uncovered a flurry of text messages from the night of the murder that show the men searching for a gun, which they referred to as a "ham," according to court records. Another text message talks about when Walker was expected to get home.

    A final series of texts were sent after the shooting, including one that said "We gotta body," prosecutors say.

    [...]

    The teenager is not scheduled to be sentenced until after Walker-Curry, Padgett, Hein and Dorty face trial or enter pleas. Such an arrangement usually means a co-defendant has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.
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    Suspect in Cleveland firefighter's death pleads guilty - June

    http://www.cleveland19.com/story/323...h-ryan-l-dorty

    One of the four adults charged in the murder of Cleveland Firefighter William Walker in November 2013 plead guilty to aggravated murder Wednesday.

    Ryan Dorty was the hired gunman.

    Dorty is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence after being convicted in 2014 of an unrelated aggravated robbery in which he used a gun.

    He'll be sentenced on the new charges August 10.
    Can't find anything on Dorty being sentenced or the trial dates for the other co-defendants.

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    Man pleads guilty in Cleveland firefighter's murder-for-hire plot

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    A 23-year-old Cleveland man has agreed to serve 28 years in prison for serving as a middleman in the 2013 murder-for-hire plot of his girlfriend's stepfather, a veteran Cleveland firefighter.

    Cuyahoga County prosecutors reduced an aggravated murder charge against Chad Padgett to involuntary manslaughter in exchange for his testimony at trial in the Nov. 3, 2013 slaying of Cleveland Fire Lt. William Walker.

    Padgett accepted the deal on Monday and pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, conspiracy, aggravated robbery and kidnapping charges before Common Pleas Judge Matthew McMonagle.

    Padgett, Dorty and the daughter all agreed to testify against Curry and Hein, and will be formally sentenced following their testimony.

    Hein and Curry have maintained their innocence in court filings and continue to fight the charges. They are scheduled to face trial in February.



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