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Man acquitted in dorm fire death pleads not guilty to tampering charge

Jerry Walker Jerry Walker

MURRAY, KY (KFVS) - The man acquitted in the death of a Murray State University student after a 1998 dormitory fire pleaded not guilty to tampering charges in court Monday morning.

Jerry Walker, Jr. faces charges of tampering with evidence in the case related to the death of Murray State student Michael Minger.  

Officials are accusing Walker of writing six anonymous letters to himself, his girlfriend, and several other people who lived in the dorm.

The letters were used as evidence in July, when Walker was acquitted of charges of manslaughter, arson, assault and wanton endangerment.  

Walker is scheduled to be back in court on Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. for a status hearing.

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