He was acquitted of murder and then sentenced for manslaughter because he was too drunk to know what he was doing. Now the Crown gets another chance to prove that theory wrong.


There will be a new trial in the 3 and a half-year-old case of Bradley Gene Walker.

Walker is the man who was acquitted of murdering his common law wife, Valerie Reynolds in 2003 in their Moose Jaw home. He was rather found guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter. Walker shot Reynolds in the chest at point blank range. The defence maintains he was too drunk to know what he was doing.

The Crown appealed the decision saying the trial judge made errors in the case. Two members of a three-member appeal panel have agreed and have ordered a new trial on the charge of murder.

The Crown is now preparing for a new trial, but Walker still has the option to pursue the appeal process, meaning this could take awhile.