Murder suspect on trial for 2014 drive-by shooting

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - It has been over four years, but one family is packing a Columbus courtroom hoping justice will soon be served.

Anthony Deshon Walker is standing trial for the January 2014 shooting death of 47-year-old mother of three Marvine Bailey.

Police say Marvine, known as Marilyn by close friends and family, was shot in the chest while walking from her uncle's house to her mother's home on Forsyth Street during a drive-by shooting.

A photo of Marilyn at her best, happy and healthy, hangs in Judge Mullins' courtroom, displayed for all to see.

"We just want closure and some answers," Octavis Bailey, one of the victim's loved ones.

Walker was arrested nearly four months after the shooting, an arrest investigators say is a result of a long-going feud and multiple drive-by attempts, with shootings even targeting the suspect's mother's home.

Walker claims he was not involved in the shooting and was at home at the time.

Defense attorney Stacey Jackson is arguing what he says is a lack of evidence. No gun was ever recovered and no witnesses were able to tie his client directly to the murder scene.

Walker is charged with malice murder, felony murder, felony of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm to commit a felony.

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