NEW BOSTON, Texas: A jury of four men and eight women was selected Tuesday to decide the case of a man accused of murder in the death of his wife.
Prosecutors have not alleged that Travon Walker, 27, intended to shoot 23-year-old Kaitlin Lee but that shots he fired at someone else inadvertently struck her as she walked nearby. Lee was found Jan. 30, 2018, suffering from a gunshot wound in an alley near the 200 block of Apache Trail. She died later that night at a Texarkana hospital.
Walker was initially charged with deadly conduct. Witnesses reported that a friend of Walker’s handed him a pistol before the friend and a third man engaged in a fist fight. When the two men finished exchanging blows, Walker allegedly fired several rounds in his friend’s adversary’s direction.
Investigators believe one of those bullets struck Lee, wounding her fatally.
Walker has been indicted for murder in Lee’s death. Jury selection was conducted Tuesday before 5th District Judge Bill Miller at the Bowie County courthouse in New Boston, Texas.
Assistant District Attorney Katie Carter is representing the state. Texarkana attorney Josh Potter is handling Walker’s defense.
If convicted of murder, Walker faces five to 99 years or life in prison. Walker is currently being held in the Bowie County jail.