California Criminal Behind 3-Strikes Law Arrested

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The career criminal whose participation in a notorious murder spurred California's so-called three strikes law has been arrested again.

The Fresno Bee reported Saturday that 49-year-old Douglas Walker pleaded not guilty to corporal injury to a spouse, criminal threats and violation of probation. If convicted of the felonies he faces a sentence of life in prison.

A Fresno County superior court judge on Friday ordered him held without bail. He was arrested Feb.26.

Walker was convicted of being an accessory to the murder of 18-year-old Kimber Reynolds in 1992. He was freed from prison after serving half his nine-year prison sentence, but has been in and out of prison several times since.

Reynolds' father campaigned for passage of the three strikes law, which mandates long sentences for repeat offenders.


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