UPDATE: James Walters Sentenced

By: WTAP News Email
By: WTAP News Email

UPDATE 11/18/2013 5:20 PM

Originally guilty of arson and now a co-defendant in a 2009 double murder.

James Walters is sentenced to one to three years in prison.

A judge previously found Walters guilty of third degree arson.

He was initially given probation.

That was revoked by Judge Beane after his role in a double murder of Lester Wratchford and Eric Sprouse.

Walters has a 499 day credit.

His sentence is to run consecutive which started Monday.
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James Walters Junior has pleaded guilty to one felony count of third degree arson.

Walters, Jr, 27 years old, was set to go on trial starting Tuesday for charges in connection with the deaths of Eric Sprouse and Lester Wratchford.

Authorities say Sprouse and Wratchford were fatally shot at a home on Pike Street and then taken to a wooded area off of Laurel Creek Road last September.

Walters had been indicted on two counts of concealment of a deceased body and one count of third degree arson.

Walters faces one to three years in prison when he is sentenced on June 30, 2010 at 9:30 am.

As a part of his plea agreement, Walters will be able serve as a witness against Jaymason Robinson who is a co-defendant in the case.

The trial date for Robinson is yet to be set.


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