After a night of of smoking crack cocaine, Walker walked to the home of a neighborhood acquaintance, 82 year old Willie Simmons and 66 year old Virginia Simmons. He picked up a big stick on the railroad tracks and knocked on the door. He identified himself to Mrs. Simmons, who opened the door. Simmons was standing by the kitchen door with his back turned. Simmons turned around, Walker hit him in the back of the head with the stick, which broke, then hit him two more times. He then pulled him into the bedroom, grabbed Mrs.
Simmons, and told her to pull her gown up. Simmons' hands and feet with an electric cord, then raped Mrs. Walker started thinking that if he did not kill them, they would call the police.
After looking at them for about 10 minutes, Walker hit them both in the head repeatedly. Blood was coming out of their mouths and, as Walker watched, they both gasped for air. Walker then went to the kitchen, got a beer, sat down and drank it. Afterward, he dragged Mrs. Simmons into the living room to attempt to sexually assault her again, even though she was dead.
Simmons wallet, tried to clean up the scene, and left out the back door. The next day, police found Walker's blood-soaked clothes in a hole behind his house. After the police confronted him, Walker confessed to the crime. Walker's confession was supported by forensic evidence presented at trial demonstrating that the blood on his clothes was of the same type as the victims. The evidence also revealed that Walker's sperm was found on Mrs.
Walker was previously convicted of murder in and was paroled on early release in French fries, five pieces of fried chicken, and three Dr. Walker expressed love to two pen pals in Europe. Walker then began reciting the Lord's Prayer. When he reached the words, "Thy kingdom come," he stopped and said, "Help me, chaplain.
Walker also murdered Simmons' year-old husband Willie "Bo" Simmons. A summary of the evidence presented at trial follows: The two were in possession of rock cocaine, which they both smoked. Cornelius let Walker out of the car and he started walking toward his house. Walker, who was an acquaintance of the Simmons, wanted beer and money for more drugs. He decided to go over to the Simmons' house, which was nearby. On the way, Walker picked up a big stick on a railroad track.
When he got to the house, Walker knocked on the door and heard Mr. Simmons ask, "Who is it? Simmons opened the door and let him in. Once inside, Walker told Mr. Simmons he wanted a beer. Simmons went to the kitchen, got a beer, and brought it back to Walker. Walker gave him 50 cents for the beer and then left. Walker walked in the woods and drank the beer. He found another stick and went back to the Simmons' house.
Walker put the stick behind him and knocked on the door. Simmons asked who was there, and Walker told him "Roger. Simmons turned around, Walker hit him in the back of the head with the stick, which broke.
Simmons in the head again and the stick broke again. Walker then grabbed a walking cane and hit Mr. Simmons a third time. The cane also broke. Simmons yelled, "Hey, you want to get shot? Simmons with it and she fell on her bed. Simmons was still standing up when Walker grabbed him by the hand, pulled him into the bedroom, and told him to lay down on the floor by the bed.
Walker then grabbed Mrs. Simmons and told her to pull her gown up. Simmons' hands and feet with an electric cord, a belt, and a foam shoulder sling. Walker asked the Simmons if they would tell the police about this, and Mr. Simmons responded that he would not because they had been robbed before. Walker then raped Mrs. He noticed that Mrs. Simmons' head was bleeding at the time. Simmons, Walker laid her on the floor by her husband's feet. She was nude and curled up. Then, he got another beer from the kitchen and drank it.
Next, Walker found Mr. Simmons' wallet in Mr. Simmons' back pocket, took the money out, and counted it. Walker then began looking for items that he might be able to sell for money, but went to the kitchen and drank another beer. After that, he untied Mr. Simmons and began to collect the belts, the electric cord, the sticks, the cane, and the beer cans. He put the items in a pillow case, and then tried to wipe his fingerprints off of anything he thought he touched.
Walker was naked and his clothes were covered with blood, so he found a pair of Mr. Simmons' pants and a t-shirt and put them on. Walker went to the front door, opened it, and noticed that the Simmons' neighbors were awake. Consequently, he closed the front door, locked it, and walked out the back door. The following day, the police found Walker's blood-soaked clothes in a hole behind his house. After the police confronted him, Walker agreed to go to the Morris County courthouse to answer questions.
While at the courthouse, Walker confessed to the crime. After Walker pleaded not guilty, a jury found him guilty of the capital offense on Nov. Walker's conviction and sentence were automatically appealed to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which affirmed in an unpublished opinion on Oct.
Walker petitioned the Supreme Court of the United States for writ of certiorari, but the Court denied the writ on Oct. Walker filed a state application for writ of habeas corpus in the trial court on Aug. The trial court subsequently entered findings of fact and conclusions of law recommending that Walker's application be denied. With the exception of three of the court's findings, the Court of Criminal Appeals adopted the findings and conclusions of the trial court and denied the application in an unpublished order on Sept.
The federal district court denied habeas relief on Dec. Walker subsequently petitioned the Supreme Court for certiorari review. The Court denied the petition on May 20, Walker received a five-year sentence for the crime, and was discharged on early release on May, 8, In a brief final statement, Tony Lee Walker said goodbye to a friends in Europe and said "I love you and will never forget you. And to my family," he said, choking back tears, "nothing.
He talked about doing things like sexually assaulting the elderly woman, then getting a beer in the kitchen and drinking a beer and trying to sexually assault her again when she was dead. He went into detail that made him look like a monster. No 11th-hour appeals were filed in the courts. At his trial, Walker disputed his confession, testifying other men with him were responsible for the slayings although he did not deny the rape. Evidence, however, showed Walker was alone.
Walker also was convicted in of a murder in Dallas, where he was with others pulling a store robbery where a person was killed. He received a five-year prison term but was discharged on early release after serving a little more than two years.
Tony Lee Walker, 46, was executed by lethal injection on 10 September in Huntsville, Texas for killing a neighbor couple. On 23 May , James Cornelius and Tony Walker were riding in Cornelius' car and smoking crack cocaine after midnight. According to his later confession, Walker picked up a big stick -- a piece of a railroad tie about the size of a baseball bat -- off the ground.
Instead of going to his house, he decided to go to the home of Willie "Bo" Simmons, 81, and his wife, Virginia,