College Football Player Allegedly Stalked And Killed Cheerleader Ex

"That's my beautiful Emma. Rest easy now sweetheart," he tweeted after the shooting.

An 18-year-old college football player indicted this week for stalking and killing his cheerleader ex-girlfriend late last year was released from jail on a $1 million bond, People reported.

William Gaul of Tennesee had been a wide receiver for Maryville College. After he broke up with his cheerleader girlfriend Emma Walker in October, Walker’s family alleges that he began stalking her, eventually shooting the 16-year-old girl through the walls of her bedroom while she was sleeping.

Police said Gaul stole his grandfather’s gun and was trying to get rid of the weapon before police arrested him in late November.

He is facing arraignment on Feb. 13. His Twitter bio still reads “Living everyday through Emma Walker. I love you beautiful and I know you’re in a better place now.”

Hours after she died, he tweeted a long post in her memory.

“That's my beautiful Emma. Rest easy now sweetheart,” he tweeted. "1 Corinthians 13:8. Be sure to remind God about our verse. I love you. Forever and always.”

Beyond creepy.

[Mug shot: Knox County Sheriff's Office]

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