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

Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by OkieGranny, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny <b><span style="color:#660033;">WS Forum Coordinat Forum Coordinators

    Messages:
    21,518
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    [​IMG]

    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/12/reward_boosted_to_12000_in_sla.html

    Past MSM coverage:

    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/11/hundreds_attend_vigil_for_slai.html

     
  2. Loading...


  3. rosie_lee

    rosie_lee New Member

    Messages:
    2,054
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  4. rosie_lee

    rosie_lee New Member

    Messages:
    2,054
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/09/wife_of_slain_cleveland_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.
     
  5. michmi

    michmi New Member

    Messages:
    1,674
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Whoa...she marries him in July and by November he is dead. How sad for him.
     
  6. rosie_lee

    rosie_lee New Member

    Messages:
    2,054
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    http://fox8.com/2015/09/09/wife-acc...eveland-firefighter-made-hysterical-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.
    [...]
    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.

    More at link
     
  7. rosie_lee

    rosie_lee New Member

    Messages:
    2,054
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    http://www.newsnet5.com/news/local-...urder-of-cleveland-firefighter-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.
    **************

    Sounds like she will be staying in jail for a while.
     
  8. rosie_lee

    rosie_lee New Member

    Messages:
    2,054
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  9. rosie_lee

    rosie_lee New Member

    Messages:
    2,054
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    http://www.cleveland.com/court-just...l?hootPostID=ecf01038f057a8fbdb6f8d3c7eb72ac2

    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.

    [...]

    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.

    More at link...
     
  10. rosie_lee

    rosie_lee New Member

    Messages:
    2,054
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    http://fox8.com/2015/09/17/four-charged-in-murder-of-cleveland-firefighter-to-appear-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.

    More at link
     
  11. SurfieTX

    SurfieTX New Member

    Messages:
    12,156
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    http://fox8.com/2015/09/09/wife-acc...eveland-firefighter-made-hysterical-911-call/
     
  12. Kip

    Kip New Member

    Messages:
    358
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I find it incredibly depressing that not one of the four men arrested reported the murder plot to LE.
     
  13. rosie_lee

    rosie_lee New Member

    Messages:
    2,054
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/04/woman_admits_to_helping_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.
     
  14. JusticeWillBeServed

    JusticeWillBeServed Active Member

    Messages:
    7,205
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Suspect in Cleveland firefighter's death pleads guilty - June

    http://www.cleveland19.com/story/32335857/4-face-aggravated-murder-charges-in-cleveland-firefighter-william-walkers-death-ryan-l-dorty

    Can't find anything on Dorty being sentenced or the trial dates for the other co-defendants.
     
  15. JusticeWillBeServed

    JusticeWillBeServed Active Member

    Messages:
    7,205
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Man pleads guilty in Cleveland firefighter's murder-for-hire plot

    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/11/man_pleads_guilty_in_cleveland.html

     
  16. JusticeWillBeServed

    JusticeWillBeServed Active Member

    Messages:
    7,205
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Final co-defendant agrees to testify against Cleveland firefighter's widow accused of soliciting his death

    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/06/final_co-defendant_agrees_to_t_1.html

     
  17. rosie_lee

    rosie_lee New Member

    Messages:
    2,054
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/06/wife_of_slain_cleveland_firefi_2.html



    Updated on June 26, 2017 at 3:15 PM
    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 3:14 PM

    BY CORY SHAFFER, CLEVELAND.COM
    CShaffer@cleveland.com
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Uloma Curry-Walker offered her daughter's boyfriend $10,000 to kill her veteran Cleveland firefighter husband, then left her husband's cremated remains behind in his car and moved to North Carolina after the deed was done, prosecutors said.

    Lt. William Walker's ashes were found by Cleveland police in the back of Walker's car in a J.D. Byrider car lot after the car was repossessed, Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Blaise Thomas told jurors Monday during opening statements in Curry-Walker's murder-conspiracy trial.

    Curry-Walker, who sat motionless in a patterned dress with a black blazer, faces up to life in prison without parole if convicted of aggravated murder in her husband's Nov. 3, 2013 death at his home on Lampson Drive near the East Cleveland border.

    Here are a few takeaways from Monday's opening statements:

    1. Birth of the plot

    Curry-Walker and Walker dated for about two years before they married, Thomas said. Unbeknownst to Walker, Curry-Walker went on a "spending spree" and racked up significant credit card debt in Walker's name.

    Thomas said Curry-Walker pushed for a smaller wedding with little ceremony in the summer of 2013, and they were quickly married in a civil ceremony to establish herself as the beneficiary on Walker's city pension and life insurance policy.

    She then went to her daughter's boyfriend, Chad Padgett, and offered to pay him $10,000 to "take out" Walker, Thomas said. Padgett, a marijuana dealer, accepted the offer and reached out to his cousin, Christopher Hein. Hein trafficked in firearms, and eventually secured a 9mm semiautomatic that he gave to Ryan Dorty, who lived in the
    Dorty ambushed Walker as he walked into his house about 8:30 p.m. carrying a bag of food from McDonald's, Thomas said.

    Curry-Walker gave Padgett some of the money, and he distributed it among Hein and Dorty, Thomas said. But Curry-Walker said she would have the rest of the money once the insurance payout came, Thomas said. She never paid the full amount, Thomas said.

    More at link...
     
  18. thistle

    thistle Member

    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Wow, so cold...it's a pity this poor man ever crossed paths w/ this crazy woman.
     
  19. JusticeWillBeServed

    JusticeWillBeServed Active Member

    Messages:
    7,205
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Wife of slain Cleveland firefighter convicted of murder-for-hire plot

    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/07/wife_of_slain_cleveland_firefi_1.html

     
  20. JusticeWillBeServed

    JusticeWillBeServed Active Member

    Messages:
    7,205
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Wife who bought Cleveland firefighter's murder gets life without parole

    http://prosecutor.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/2017-08-08-pr-Curry-Walker-Sentenced-to-Life.aspx

     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice