pop smoke Was tragically murdered in a home invasion on February 19, 2020. Corey WalkeR, an adult suspect who was charged with manslaughter for home invasion, encouraged the use of a vase instead of a gun used by the 15-year-old alleged gunman.
Walker, 20, appeared back in court on Friday (October 15). According to Rolling stone Reports, his defense attorney, Christopher Darden, filed a motion to dismiss the murder and robbery charges brought against his client. He claims that Walker did not want to use the gun. Darden says Walker “attacked” the gunman after he fired Pop Smoke.
“It is clear from the evidence that” [Walker] did not enter the home, was not armed, and did not personally kill the victim,” Darden said in the motion. “Moreover, the evidence is clear that the defendant did not share the actual murderer’s intent to murder.”
Darden also argues that his client “did not plan this crime” and “kept outside in the driver’s seat” in a car shared by him and his grandmother.
Walker knew about the weapon but didn’t want to use it. “If it became necessary for suspects to defend themselves, they should use a vase instead of shooting someone,” Darden said.
When the four other robbers arrived back at the vehicle, Darden says that’s when Walker learned of the shooting, and his reaction was an attack on the shooter.
Darden is hopeful that Walker’s charges will subside, he told Rollingstone, “Maybe we’ll have a resolution soon. We all know my client didn’t kill anyone.”
A hearing on the new proposal is on December 3. It is estimated that Walker’s 4-week trial will begin within 90 days of the above date.
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