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Man convicted of killing Special Agent Mike Walter agrees to a plea

Posted at 2:26 PM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 18:52:19-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Richmond man convicted of fatally shooting Virginia State Police special agent Mike Walter has agreed to a plea for a federal gun charge.

No further details have been released.

Online court records showed a sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. He was originally supposed to go on trial in March.

The charge is in connection to the killing of Walter on May 26, 2017. Ball shot and killed Walter after Walter approached the car where Ball sat in Richmond’s Mosby Court.

According to the indictment, Ball, 30, possessed a .25 caliber firearm after previously being convicted of a felony.

Ball was indicted by a federal grand jury in September.

If convicted, Ball faced a maximum 10 years added onto his 36-year prison sentence for killing Walter.