Judge rejects motion to suppress statements in homicide

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A judge has rejected motions to suppress statements and dismiss a homicide charge against a man accused of shooting his former girlfriend as she drove to work at a western Pennsylvania casino.

Forty-six-year-old Terry Walker of Uniontown is charged in Fayette County in the February death of 36-year-old Mya Ann Grady. Authorities say she was shot as she drove to the Lady Luck Casino at Nemacolin Woodlands resort.

Defense attorney Thomas Shaffer argued that his client was too sick to understand questions from police and cited a nurse’s testimony that he reported signs of acute hypoglycemia.

The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard reports that President Judge John Wagner Jr. ruled Friday that Walker’s condition didn’t render his statements “involuntary or unknowing.”

Shaffer has also argued that another person was the shooter.

Information from: Herald-Standard

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