Jury Finds Molino Man Not Guilty Of Attempted Murder

December 31, 2015

A Molino man accused of attempted murder was found not guilty of all charges against him earlier this month by an Escambia County jury.

Johnny Walker, Jr., age 24 of Barth Road, was charged with two capital counts of attempted first degree premeditated homicide, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, reckless or negligent discharge of a weapon, firing a weapon into a vehicle and two counts of robbery with a  firearm.

On December 23, 2014, Pensacola Police officers found 22-year old Markquise Wallace and 28-year old Terry Crenshaw shot multiple times while in vehicle  in a parking lot in the area of Sanchez Court. Both were reportedly robbed of about $300-$400 in cash and valuables. A third victim was later located who had been the vehicle at the time of the shooting. They were allegedly shot by two assailants.  including Walker.

Wallace, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his chest and arm, told police that he remembered Walker from a time in 2013 that both were incarcerated in the Escambia County Road Prison.

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5 Responses to “Jury Finds Molino Man Not Guilty Of Attempted Murder”

  1. Matt on January 4th, 2016 12:40 pm

    He had David Ackerman (former judge) as his Defense attorney… and Judge Terrell Jones presiding over the case (former defense Attorney who is known for being partial to the defendant) … I would say some good luck and a good lawyer got this man off…

  2. chris in Molino on January 2nd, 2016 10:00 pm

    I didn’t say he’d get it, just said he could. I would. He’s got about as much proof for malicious prosecution as some prosecutors have against defendants.

  3. Pensacola pete on January 2nd, 2016 6:21 am

    Sorry, Chris. You’re wrong. The state doesn’t reimburse defendants found “not guilty”. The only way to recoup his expenses would be to sue the state for malicious prosecution. For that, you would have to prove the state had some hidden agenda against the defendant rather than acting on the evidence.

  4. David Huie Green on January 1st, 2016 11:44 pm

    REGARDING:
    “To Johnny: Now you can go after the state to reclaim any bond money, lawyer fees, etc because it wasn’t nolle process, it was not guilty.”

    Bond money is always returned if they show up at the end, guilty or not guilty.
    That’s why bondsmen like putting up bond for ten percent of the amount. That isn’t the government but individuals, that money ain’t coming back.

    Lawyer fees, don’t get your hopes up. You’d have to prove the charges were unjustified. If that were true, the judge would have thrown it out to begin with.

    Remember Orenthal James Simpson was able to beat a murder rap with his footprints in the blood because he hired very good lawyers (and the prosecution worried more about appearance than irrefutable physical evidence). He spent so much money beating the charge that he couldn’t afford enough legal representation to beat the civil suit with the same evidence or later charges for armed robbery and kidnapping, he was found guilty and sentenced to 33 years. Maybe if he still had the money his murder trials cost him, he could’ve beat the later, lesser charges.

    Not saying this dear child shot the three people who were shot while he was in the car. Maybe his friend did it. Maybe they shot themselves. Me not know.

    David for justice

  5. chris in Molino on January 1st, 2016 8:17 pm

    It’s amazing to me that NOBODY has commented about his acquittal by a jury, yet were so eager to dog him when he was arrested. So I say to…..
    Haley & Hannah– Good thing you two aren’t part of the judicial system, he’d be locked up for a long time.
    Dreign— You’d have put to death by lethal injection an innocent man.
    Wally– I’d imagine his smile has lasted quite a while, wouldn’t you ?
    Then there are those who are probably mad he was found not guilty, that he somehow skated by and since he’s done other stuff in the past, should go to jail anyway. Even more will hate and cross their legs on him saying he’ll go back for something. But this is the system we have and he is not guilty and should respect that as much as if he were found guilty. You should be applauding.
    To Johnny: Now you can go after the state to reclaim any bond money, lawyer fees, etc because it wasn’t nolle process, it was not guilty.





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