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Southaven Murder Suspect Appears In Court

(Southaven, MS) ”Mr. Walls, what were you doing with Mr. Moore’s car?"

The question to murder suspect Karl Walls went unanswered as he tried to hide his face as Southaven police led him into Municipal Court to face a judge for the first time for the murder of police volunteer Johnny Moore.

Police tied him to the crime after someone in Yalobusha County, nearly one hundred miles away, spotted Moore’s stolen SUV just days after the murder.

Detectives say they’ve gathered compelling, ample, and significant evidence in the murder, which includes a trail of blood found on Moore’s driveway.

”I feel like we have a very strong case,” said Southaven Police Lieutenant Mark Little.

But it’s apparently a case Walls, a man from the same subdivision as Moore, but with a history of burglary and drug problems, wasn’t ready to deal with.

”He talked to his court appointed attorney and waived his right to a preliminary hearing so he’ll be bound over to the grand jury,” Little said.

The next DeSoto County Grand Jury Meets next month, with a trial expected by the end of the summer.

Walls next appearance will be before a Circuit Court Judge in Hernando, possibly in advance of his trial for murder.

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