Judge Denies Bail for Alleged Pop Smoke Killer Cory Walker (EXCLUSIVE)
TSR Exclusive: A Los Angeles County judge has denied bail to Cory Walker, one of the four teenagers charged with the murder of the late Bob Smoke.
The shadow room was in court this morning when Walker’s attorney, Christopher Darden, requested bail for his client, but prosecutors filed a response to the request indicating that Walker’s case was not enforceable on bail based on the letter of law.
Judge Curtis B.
Raab also noted that the issue is no longer a major issue. If you remember, in July, We exclusively reported that prosecutors have called for the death penalty to be abolished from the table.
As we previously reported about Darden’s intentions in Bring Walker home before his trial. Walker was formally summoned in August and faces a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment without parole. When we spoke to Deputy Attorney General Hillary Williams, she declined to comment on why her office decided not to seek the death penalty.
Walker, aged 20, was the only suspect who was an adult at the time of Bob Smoke’s death. He and three young men were charged with the murder of Pop Smoke during a burglary in February of 2020.
At a preliminary hearing, Williams said Walker had explored the house hours earlier and knew the teens were planning to rob Pop Smoke at gunpoint to get the ice that appeared in his Instagram photos earlier that day.
“They’re specifically targeting this house and they want that victim to be there,” Williams said, adding that Walker’s actions showed “reckless indifference to human life.”
He will return to court in mid-October. Williams told the judge she believed the trial would take a total of 3-4 weeks, including jury selection.
We will keep you posted on any updates in this case.
Want tea right in your inbox? Call us at 917-722-8057 or Click here to join!