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Woman Gets Life For Killing Mom After Telling Cops Multiple Men Assaulted Them Both
Carly Walden shot her mom Andrea Walker to death and then tried to blame random men for the killing after she called the police.
A Georgia woman has been sentenced to life for killing her own mother whose murder she blamed on non-existent killers.
Carly Walden, 37, was sentenced on Thursday morning to life in prison with the possibility of parole plus 16 years in prison, a statement from the Newton County District Attorney's Office reads.
A jury convicted Walden on April 7 of shooting her mother Andrea Walker, 57, to death in a bedroom in April of 2019. Carly was actually the one to report her mother’s death, initially calling 911 around 7:10 a.m. and claiming that an unknown man had shot Walker, according to court records.
When police arrived, she then claimed that multiple men had been involved in what she said was the attempted assault of both her and her mother and the shooting.
“Highly agitated, she claimed that some men she had brought home from a party that night had tried to rape her and her mother,” the court records state. The deputy had “asked her a number of questions about the men, their descriptions, their vehicle, and which way they may have escaped, although his interest on that point faded somewhat when she mentioned that female companions of the men had danced on top of the ceiling fan.”
The deputy was then asked to bring Walden in. Much of her initial story is on tape.
At 8:45 a.m., when investigators sat down with her at the station and asked what happened, she claimed that she had “accidentally shot her mother” during the six minutes of her explanation, according to court records.
At trial, jurors decided the shooting was no accident and they convicted Carly on all charges, including malice murder, felony murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, aggravated assault, possession of methamphetamine and possession of amphetamine, the Covington News reports.
“All murder cases are difficult, but those involving family bring with them additional difficulties. This conviction provides justice and some level of closure for Ms. Walker's family,” Alcovy Judicial District Attorney Randy McGinley stated after her sentencing.