Jury convicts 19-year-old for 2009 gang-related shooting death

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 5:28pm
Staff reports

A Davidson County jury found Christian Walters, 19, guilty of second-degree murder Tuesday afternoon for the 2009 shooting death of 21-year-old Dontrell McFadden on Nashboro Boulevard.

Walters’ conviction carries a sentence of 15 to 25 years. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 17.

After McFadden and Walters exchanged gang signs and shouts when Walters passed him in a car, the driver turned the car around, and Walters shot McFadden as they passed him again. McFadden was able to run for a short distance before collapsing on a nearby golf course.

Walters said that he thought the shooting would result in a higher gang ranking for him.

1 Comment on this post:

By: parnell3rd on 4/19/12 at 8:32

Were are all the gun hating liberals? You should be screaming at the top of your lungs of how this fine youn man violated one of the 22,000 gun laws. At the age of 16 he had a handgun. How come his parents are not charged with murder? How come he's not serving life in prison of getting the electric chair? Surely it was a hate crime too. Because they were in rival gangs. They must have hated each other. Why did the NCP ommit their race?