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Columbus man found guilty of murdering girlfriend in 2014

Vashon Walker (Source: Muscogee County Sheriff's Office) Vashon Walker (Source: Muscogee County Sheriff's Office)
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A Columbus jury has decided the fate of a man charged with shooting and killing his girlfriend in 2014. 

Vashon Walker was found guilty of felony murder and aggravated assault in the death of Jessica Osborne on Monday, April 25. He was found not guilty of malice murder.

Walker is scheduled to be sentenced May 10.  

The jury deliberated since 9 a.m. but stopped for almost two hours to review Walker’s interrogation video and his 911 call. 

This was Walker’s second trial since his first ended in a mistrial after the prosecution accidentally played a portion of a video disclosing his criminal history. 

Walker maintained his innocence, telling detectives an intruder was responsible for the murder. 

However, police say evidence like Walker's shoe print on the back door of Osbourne's Forrest Road home and a gun recovered from her backyard indicate that Walker's story was fabricated. 

The prosecutor also used text messages and witness testimonies to support their theory that Walker had a history of being abusive towards Osbourne. 

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