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Man gets 2 years for moving corpse

September 19, 2018

A Fort Wayne man who helped dump the body of a teenager who died in the home of another man in 2016 was ordered Wednesday to spend two years in prison.

Christopher T. Walker, 29, pleaded guilty this month to a felony charge of moving a body from the scene of a violent or suspicious death. He was sentenced today in Allen Superior Court.

He and Scott Tindall wrapped Marcie Lynn Ward’s body in sheets, carpet, garbage bags and duct tape and took her from the home, dumping her body in November 2016 in an alley in the 3300 block of Wayne Trace. Tindall, who died last year, told Walker the 17-year-old died in his home, according to court documents.

Walker apologized in court Wednesday, and members of Ward’s family said they accepted the apology.

He is in prison at the Westville Correctional Facility, where he is serving five years on separate charges of burglary and corrupt business influence. The sentence for moving Ward’s body will be served at the same time as the sentence for corrupt business influence, according to a plea agreement.

For more on this story, see Thursday’s print edition of The Journal Gazette or return to www.journalgazette.net after 1 a.m. Thursday.

mleblanc@jg.net

 

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