Prosecutors to seek death penalty in death of Cherry Walker

Published: Jul. 8, 2011 at 6:46 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 8, 2011 at 6:55 PM CDT
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SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Smith County prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a Whitehouse woman, accused of murder.

Kimberly Cargill was back in court, Friday afternoon, for a pretrial hearing,

Cargill was indicted for capital murder, last October.

She's accused of murdering Cherry Walker last June.

Authorities said Walker died from asphyxiation. Her body was found dumped on the side of a Smith County road, just south of Tyler.

Deputies believe Walker was killed because she was going to testify against Cargill in a child custody hearing.

Walker had cared for one of Cargill's children.

The court has also issued a gag order in the case and hope to start jury selection in the coming weeks.

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