A Nigerian woman identified as Uloma Walker-Curry, has been arrested and charged with aggravated murder in the USA for the murder of her husband in order that she would collect on a life insurance policy and cover up financial fraud she committed in her husband’s name.
Investigation determined that the 44-year-old suspect conspired with a group of young men to kill her husband.
Prosecutors at Cuyahoga County said Walker-Curry was indicted on aggravated murder, conspiracy and felonious assault charges in the November 2013 for killing Lt. William Walker, 45, a Cleveland, USA, firefighter.
The deceased was gunned down in the driveway of his home after he was ambushed by the trio of Chad Padgett, 21, Christopher Hein, 22, and Ryan Dorty, 23 who were hired by his wife.
A court heard how Walker-Curry hired Padgett, who was dating her daughter at the time, and Padgett in turn recruited his cousin, Hein, who turned to Dorty, who allegedly pulled the trigger on Walker.
According to reports, homicide detectives initially followed leads provided by Walker-Curry that neighborhood drug dealers might have killed her husband to stop him from complaining about them but a Crime Stoppers tip and cellphone technology, including text messages, led detectives to investigate Walker-Curry, and it was discovered that she had her husband killed so that she could lay claim to his insurance money.
No attorney information was available for the four suspects. Walker-Curry and Padgett are being held on $1 million bonds. No bond has been set for Hein, who was arrested Monday, September 14, 2015.
Meanwhile, the prosecutors maintained that the juvenile will eventually face delinquency charges.