Emmanuel R. Walker will serve more than 52 years for the Topeka shooting death of Kirk Sexton
Emanuel Rashad Walker, convicted of a shooting death in Topeka in July 2022, was sentenced last week to more than 52 years in prison, Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay announced Tuesday.
A Shawnee District Court jury convicted Walker of second-degree intentional homicide in connection with the incident Murder at 910 SW 10th by Kirk Sexton(34 years old), who Kagai said was shot once in the throat.
The U.S. Marshals Service found and arrested Walker in September 2022 in Pennsylvania, Kagai said.
Before sentencing last week, Walker pleaded guilty in the same case to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Kagai said. Walker was sentenced on both convictions last week.
Kansas Department of Corrections records said Walker spent time in prison after being convicted of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault in 2008 in Douglas County.
Kagay thanked Deputy District Attorneys Steve Carrier and Bethany Lee for their work in prosecuting the case against Walker. He also thanked Topeka Police for their work investigating the matter.
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This article originally appeared in Topeka Capital Magazine: Emanuel Walker receives a long sentence in the Topeka murder of Kirk Sexton