January will see several high profile cases come before the Logan Circuit Court, including one murder trial that is scheduled to take place later this month.

George Walker, who was just 20 years old when he was arrested for the murder of his sister-in-law, has spent over two years in the Logan County Detention Center awaiting trial. He was arrested and indicted on charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence in the Dec. 22, 2015, murder of Allison Walker.

Alison Walker was found in the Red River near the home she shared with George Walker and his brother, her husband, Chris Walker.

Walker is scheduled to have his final hearing before Judge Tyler Gill next week on Jan. 11. If the defense and prosecution do not reach a deal on that date, Walker's trial is schedule to start on Jan. 22.

A preliminary hearing included testimony from Logan County Sheriff's Department deputy Kyler Harvey. County attorney Joe Ross questioned Harvey about his part in

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the investigation into Allison Walker's disappearance and murder.

Harvey testified that he spoke with George Walker twice, briefly, on Dec. 22 before reading him his Miranda rights and questioning him formally while video taping the interview.

Harvey said that initially George Walker said that he had heard "in the wind" that Allison Walker's body was in the river. Later on in the interview, George Walker admitted to choking his sister-in-law, tying her hands and feet with rope and dragging her down to the river before dumping her body.

He then took Harvey to the spot in the river where Allison Walker's body would later be found by Logan County Search and Rescue.

On Wednesday, Jan. 10, Special Judge John L. Atkins will be ruling on a motion in the murder case of Greg "Jap" Posey.

Posey was convicted of the murder of Patrick "P.J." Gilbert in September, but prior to his final sentencing, he gave the judge a hand written motion that alleged one of the jurors that found him guilty was acquainted with the murder victim's mother and should not have been allowed to sit on the jury.

The jury recommended a life sentence for Posey following his conviction, but if Atkins rules in Posey's favor, it could result in a mistrial, which would give him a whole new trial and throw out the results from the previous one.

Commonwealth Attorney Gail Guiling will be back in court on Friday, Jan. 12, in the next hearing of her case. She has been indicted on charges of organized crime, tampering with physical evidence and official misconduct. Her attorney, B. Alan Simpson, filed three motions regarding her case last month and Special Judge Steve Wilson will rule on those next week.

Finally, the four people indicted and charged with the 2016 murder of 21-year-old Lexus Bell will be in court later this week on Jan. 5 for a hearing.