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Just an absolute horrible turn of events.
William Riley Gaul, 18, of Maryville College, Tennessee, has been taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Emma Walker, his high school girlfriend, all because she decided to break up with him.
“Sheriff’s officials said Walker was found dead of a gunshot wound inside her house Monday morning. Officials said evidence at the scene indicted Gaul fired shots into her bedroom from outside the house while she slept.
Walker was a student at Central High School in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she was reportedly a cheerleader. Maryville’s football roster indicates Gaul graduated from Central High.
Jenny Weldon, Walker’s aunt, told the Knoxville News Sentinel the girl had ended a romantic relationship with Gaul in recent weeks, but he refused to accept the breakup.
“She had chosen to move on,” Weldon told the paper. “He refused to accept it. He chose not to accept her wishes.”
Gaul is being held at the Knox County Jail on $750,000 bond.
Gaul took to Twitter after he allegedly killed Emma and posted a series of tweets:
That’s my beautiful Emma. Rest easy now sweetheart. 1 Corinthians 13:8. Be sure to remind God about our verse.I love you.Forever and always. pic.twitter.com/gD2stHbY3z
— Riley (@rileygaul) November 21, 2016