Police sting catches Austin lawyer in murder-for-hire plot

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

AUSTIN, TX (KTRK) -- An Austin lawyer is behind bars and accused of trying to hire a drug-addict to murder his enemy.

The lawyer, James Walker, apparently moonlighted as a drug dealer. Earlier this month, police say one of his heroin clients tipped off police saying walker asked him to murder a man for a $1,000.

Police set up a sting and when the deal was done they arrested and charged walker with solicitation of capital murder.

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