Johnthony Walker found guilty on most counts

UPDATE: Johnthony Walker faces 1-2 years for just one of the worst charges, criminally negligent homicide.

There are six of those, plus lesser sentences on the other 21 counts.

But the judge could make them run consecutively or concurrently.

That means he could stack them, to make the sentence longer or have Walker serve each count at the same time.

So he faces a minimum of one year or a maximum of over a dozen.

On April 24th, the defense will have the opportunity to present witnesses to argue for a lesser sentence.

Walker remains free on bond until then.

He did not address the media after the convictions.

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CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – A jury returned a guilty verdict on most counts against school bus driver Johnthony Walker, including criminally negligent homicide, reckless endangerment, reckless agg. assault, reckless driving and using electronic device by a bus driver.

They found him not guilty on some of the assault charges.

Walker faced a total of 33 counts, and was convicted on 27 of them.

The judge scheduled a sentencing hearing on April 24th.

The defense will be able to present witnesses at a pre-sentencing hearing.

 

 

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