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Prosecutor Seeks Death In Va. Trooper's Slaying

March 11, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of Virginia State Police.
Photo courtesy of Virginia State Police.

The suspect charged with killing a well-respected Virginia State Police trooper would face the death penalty if convicted of the crime, a Dinwiddie County prosecutor said Friday, reports the Washington Post.

Russell Ervin Brown, 28, has been charged with capital muder, two felony firearms counts, and attempted captial murder for exchanging gunfire with a trooper who came to the aide of Master Trooper Junius Walker.

Walker, a 35-year veteran, was shot and killed Thursday on the side of Interstate 85. A memorial service for Walker is scheduled for Tuesday, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Comments (14)

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[email protected] @ 3/11/2013 4:54 PM

If he's not convicted on all counts there's something wrong with Virginias' Justice System. My condolences to Trooper Walkers family and co-workers. Why do we keep losing our best? And why do the Courts keep letting these scum out? Blues, Stay Safe.

Trigger @ 3/11/2013 5:17 PM

Time for a double tap!!

tim @ 3/11/2013 5:46 PM

Time to fire up old sparky and skip the appeals process on this one.

garyjansen @ 3/11/2013 6:43 PM

its very sad that cop was killed in the line of duty i feel that prisoner
schould not get the death pentalty if that prisoner who killed that
cop gets life with out parole thas fine what wood jesus do

Vincent T Ortiz @ 3/12/2013 5:10 AM

My condolences to the Walker Family, as a LEO, I know what it is all the uniforms face everyday, wether in big Cities or small communities. May God bless Mr. Walker and allow him into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Blueknight2502 @ 3/12/2013 5:42 AM

Hey Gary: News flash..we don't care what Jesus would do. Virginia WILL do the right up the citizens of that great state's electric bill and fry him. We all have choices, Gary. He pulled the trigger willingly and knowingly. Sounds to us that you have never put your life in the hands of another. Or had them put their life in your hands. You sound as though you never have had a person shoot at you 24 times, before you have the chance to return fire and send him to Jesus. So if have not worn a badge, carried a gun, swore yourself to protect others, keep Jesus out of it.

Ja Tu @ 3/12/2013 6:26 AM

@garyjansen, the first thing Jesus would do is spell correctly...then he would refer you to the bible...
Exodus 21:24; Leviticus 24:20, and Deuteronomy 19:21. In these places it was given as a rule to regulate the decisions of judges. "They were to take eye for eye, and tooth for tooth, and to inflict burning for burning. As a judicial rule it is not unjust. Christ finds no fault with the rule as applied to magistrates, and does not take upon himself to repeal it." -source:

Carlos Suarez @ 3/12/2013 6:35 AM

He should be executed by a firing squad and I volunteer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cindy Vana @ 3/12/2013 8:01 AM

....May you be as proud to "serve and protect" the throne of God as you have been to "serve and protect" the city of men.
My prayers to your family

Really? @ 3/12/2013 9:32 AM

I have a very difficult time understanding why a murderer will get the Death Penalty for killing a High Profile type of person, such as a L.E.O, or Congressman, etc., yet a guy who barbarically and savagely murders a 22 year old guy for no reason, doesn't get the Death Penalty because it "Costs too much". Since WHEN is a price tag put on a human life? Our system needs major overhauling...Just sayin'

[email protected] @ 3/12/2013 10:02 AM

@Really?: Am I missing something or are you way off base?

Juan 10-13 @ 3/12/2013 10:49 AM

Hey [email protected] Really? is not for real!

Joel @ 3/13/2013 1:37 AM

Killing a LEO is an aggravated offense in my state (NJ) which raises its degree and its penalty, and it should. The thin blue line is the glue that holds the foundation of our legal system together.

Jerome George @ 3/16/2013 9:16 PM

Mrs. Caruso the Commonwealth Attorney in Dinwiddie is a really good Lawyer. Mr. Brown after Mrs. Caruso gets done with you your gonna wish one of those troopers would have shot and killed you cause your goose is cooked buddy.

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