Emma Walker was a cheerful and good-hearted cheerleader and a junior at Central High in Knoxville, Tennessee. At a young age she got into a relationship that resulted in her death. In November 2016, Emma Walker Death was the… biggest news† She was found dead while sleeping in her room and shot to the head.
Although she ended the toxic relationship she was in, she couldn’t stop Riley Gaul from stalking her or wanting her back. Her tragic story highlights domestic violence and emotional abuse, her parents also want to convey that in addition to adults, every teenager should also receive an education.
Emma Walker Dead!
On March 20, 2000, Jil Walker gave birth to a girl with Mark Walker. They named the child Emma Walker. She also has a sibling, Evan Walker.
Everything seems perfect and normal, the family was happy until 14-year-old girl Emma caught the attention of a player on the football team, Riley Gaul. In 2014, she joined the cheerleading squad and he was the team’s wide receiver.
Had a great day at the lake❤️🎣…and Sara caught a stick… pic.twitter.com/PTIOfVcUGp
— Emma✨ (@Emma_walker18) June 3, 2016
According to her friend Lauren Hutton, she took cheerleading seriously and made it part of her passion. She loved being part of a crowd appeal. While Riley was raised by his parents and grandparents. He loved video games and was also a top student.
When Gaul first met Emma’s parents, he made a good first impression. He seems nice to her parents. Then he began to visit her in the house and meet to eat and have fun. Emma was happy to have him in her life. She also shared some of their photos together in which she seems happy. She enjoyed her company.
The ups and downs of a relationship
They looked beautiful, but inside it was an on-again, off-again relationship. Her friends became concerned when he started imposing restrictions on her, even commenting on what they should and shouldn’t wear. He became very affectionate and tried to stop her from doing some things. He didn’t want her to be with anyone but him.
happy birthday to my handsome bf!! I love you bunches😊 pt.1 pic.twitter.com/gcE9DVLV5r
— Emma✨ (@Emma_walker18) August 12, 2016
Her friends informed Emma of her unusual behavior from Gaul and warned her. However, he got aggressive and sent messages like “I hate you, I hate everything about you” and “you’re the biggest bitch I’ve ever come in contact with.” But there would also be some apologetic messages just after “Emma, I’m sorry the way I behave” and “I love you more than words can describe”.
By this time, her parents were alarmed and tried to create some distance between them. They even kicked him out of the house and took Emma’s phone. Although it was not such a success and in 2016 they were still in a relationship.
Before Emma Walker died, Emma’s parents tried to keep her under house arrest and just let her go to school and cheerlead. Emma and Gaul stopped communicating. Her friends were also relieved that she came to her senses. But Gaul didn’t take it for good.
On November 18, 2016, Emma attended an event at her boyfriend’s house. She got strange text messages about the kidnapping of someone she loved. At first she didn’t pay much attention to it, but then the text messages about throwing someone out appeared.
Cute little Fourth of July❤️💙❤️💙 pic.twitter.com/Z66Mbvk5L2
— Emma✨ (@Emma_walker18) July 5, 2016
When she and her other friends went out, she found Riley upside down in a ditch and claimed he had been kidnapped. Emma and her friends got confused and tried to call the police, which he denied.
The next day she found someone in black walking in front of her house and the man called many times. Frightened Emma texted her friends and Gaul about the incident. He came and waited with her in the front yard for her family to arrive. Then Emma’s father asked him to leave the house.
Emma Walker dead
Her parents noticed that Gaul wanted her attention, but he went too overboard. On November 21, 2016, her mother went to wake her up for breakfast, but she slept forever. During the investigation, police found a bullet in her head behind her left ear.
Look how lucky I am♡ pic.twitter.com/l1gj5e72Jw
— Emma✨ (@Emma_walker18) May 31, 2016
The bullet was fired from the outside of the house and even left a hole in the wall. They found two shell casings and the other bullet lodged in her pillow.
After the investigation, they came to the conclusion that Riley Gaul was the prime suspect. His friends told police about the gun he stole from his grandfather and even asked how he could remove the fingerprints from the gun. The police had decided to perform an operation and collect the evidence for his friends, Waltty, Agron and Alex McCareed.
Investigators also found the gloves and black clothing and suspected him to be the man in the black on Saturday for Emma Walker Death.
What Happened Riley Gaul?
Riley Gaul has been found guilty by the Knox County Jury for the brutal murder of Emma Walker. He is now serving a life sentence with a chance of parole after 51 years.
At trial, Riley Gaul was found guilty of first degree murder, theft, stalking and possession of a firearm. For first degree murder, he was given a life sentence.
In court, Riley Gaul said, “I’m sorry I took Emma away from you, that I deprived you of the experience of watching your daughter grow up. What I can do is tell the truth about that night… I wanted to scare her… I never meant to take Emma’s life. Again, I’m sorry.”
Where is Riley Gaul now?
The garbage bag that Riley had the murder weapon in, some dark clothes, gloves and other things. The specialists accepted that he was the secret man at Emma’s entrance before her death.
Riley faced the murder in May 2018. The release claimed he simply intended to scare Emma and not kill her. At age 19, Riley was seen as legitimately guilty of first degree murder, following, robbery, foolish risk, and possession of a gun during a high-risk crime.
Riley was subsequently sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 51 years. He told Emma’s parents during a sentencing: ‘Please accept my apologies for having removed Emma from you, for denying you the experience of watching your little girl grow up.
All I can do is tell reality about that night… I had to scare her… It was never my intention to end Emma’s life. Again, I’m sad.” Riley is still incarcerated at the Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville, Tennessee.
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