Man Accused Of Shooting Niece

A man is under arrest, accused of shooting his niece.

Halifax County lawmen arrested 62-year-old James Walker. Detectives say he shot his niece, April King, in the lower leg Wednesday. Authorities say Walker picked up the rifle when he was trying to stop an argument between King and her husband, Robert King.

Detectives say the two men started fighting on the floor, and the gun discharged. Robert King was charged with obstructing justice.


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2009 at 03:06 PM
    THERE IS A PIC OF THE HUSBAND ON RRDAILYHERALD.COM
  • by flip flop on Mar 20, 2009 at 09:53 AM
    "How" is a man with a black eye supposed to look? Why isn't there a pix of the other guy??
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Mar 19, 2009 at 08:03 PM
    Oh dang... look at his eye! ...He probably couldn't see his niece. ...He looks like a drunk monkey has been putting makeup on his eye. ..Old people fighting is just pitiful...
  • by Anonymous on Mar 19, 2009 at 03:12 PM
    GO TO RRDAILYHERALD & U CAN READ THE STORY IN THE LOCAL PAPER FROM HALIFAX CO.
  • by Uncle Cleve Location: Round town on Mar 19, 2009 at 01:53 PM
    To funny. This old guy and her 37 year old husband get to fighting, wonder why? Wonder what was really going on in there. Why didn't anyone interview neighbors. Maybe the husband was beating the crap out of the neice and the uncle was comming to stop him. As far as the husband, I would imagine he was trying to change the story and keep getting in the way. Who called the police? She was shot, the other two were fighting. Who called? What did they hear or see that caused them to call for help?
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Mar 19, 2009 at 12:45 PM
    If he was charged with shooting her, then the husband should be too.Along with assault on this man that is much older than he is.
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Mar 19, 2009 at 09:58 AM
    Per the story, Robert King obstructed justice by arguing with his wife and quarreling with 62-year old James Walker.
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Mar 19, 2009 at 09:56 AM
    You all think he tried to shoot his own niece on purpose??? While it's possible, I highly doubt it. Now, if you were accusing Robert King of doing it, I might would believe it. It's possible that the gun was accidentally fired while they were on the floor fighting. Don't be so quick to jump to conclusions without thinking about the situation first.
  • by Courtney G Location: Greenville on Mar 19, 2009 at 09:20 AM
    What? People need to sit down and realize that it was prob done on purpose. Its so crazy that many people that commit the most harmful and dumbest crimes dont get a greater charge!
  • by hello Location: goldsboro,nc on Mar 19, 2009 at 08:59 AM
    Way to old to be fighting!!!!!!!!
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