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Bond set for Columbus man accused of killing his fiancé

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A Columbus man accused of gunning down in his fiance inside their Forrest Rd. home, wants out of jail.

During a bond hearing Wednesday afternoon, July 16, prosecutors claimed 23-year-old Vashon Walker was a violent convicted felon that had a history of domestic abuse. 
     
Prosecutors requested Walker not be granted bond out of fear he would attempt to intimidate witnesses. 
     
Judge Frank Jordan set Walker's bond at $500,000 for the murder 28-year-old Jessica Osborne in June.


Walker's attorney William Kendrick testified that evidence would prove Walker's story, and that an intruder shot his fiance during a home invasion. 
    
The prosecution said witnesses claimed otherwise.

"There are witnesses that saw Mr. Walker {sic} kicking in the back door to try to make it staged like there is a armed robbery. He also discarded items out back," said Senor Assistant District Attorney Alonza Whitaker. 

According to the prosecution, Walker has had several run-ins with the law. In 2012, he was convicted of Battery family Violence, Battery on a pregnant person, and criminal trespassing.
A few years earlier in 2008, he was convicted of Felony burglary.

Osbourne's aunt addressed the court asking that bond not be granted. "It's not right how he did her. We just want justice," she said. 

In a separate aggravated assault case, authorities claimed Walker assaulted a man and two women while out on bond from a previous case where he was accused of false imprisonment. 

Whitaker said they have been unable to locate two of the victims in that case.

Walker is charged with two counts aggravated assault, two counts possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a crime, two counts possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and aggravated battery.

Bond was set around $93,000 for that case, according to Whitaker.

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