Walker v. Commonwealth
258 VA. 54, 515 S.E.2D 565, 1999.VA.42305
Virginia Supreme Court
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Darick Demorris Walker was indicted for the capital murder of Stanley Roger Beale and Clarence Threat within a three-year period, Code 18.2-31(8), for four counts of the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, Code 18.2-53.1, and for two counts of burglary, Code 18.2-90. He was convicted of all offenses by a jury. After hearing evidence on the issue of punishment, the jury fixed the punishment for the capital offense at death based upon the vileness and future dangerousness predicates, life imprisonment on each of the burglaries, and a total of 18 years imprisonment for the firearms offenses. The trial court, after considering the sentencing report of a probation officer, sentenced Walker in accord with the jury verdicts. Walker appealed his capital murder conviction, Record No. 990096. We have certified Walkers appeal of his non-capital murder convictions from the Court of Appeals, Record No. 990097, and have consolidated the two appeals.