Bond set for suspects in CLE firefighter murder

Posted at 10:59 AM, Sep 17, 2015

The four people charged in the murder of a Cleveland firefighter appeared in court Thursday morning. 

Cleveland Fire Lt. William Walker, 45, was gunned down in his driveway on Cleveland's east side on Nov. 3, 2013.

The four suspects entered into a not guilty plea. They are each charged with aggravated murder. 

Their bonds are each set at $1 million.

Walker's then wife,  44-year-old Uloma Curry was charged with aggravated murder. She is accused of hiring men to kill her husband.

Chad Padgett, 21, of Cleveland, was also charged in the firefighter's death. Police said Padgett was dating Walker's stepdaughter.

Christopher N. Hein and Ryan L. Dorty were charged in Walker's murder Monday

Police said they uncovered text messages in their investigation detailing the accused conspirators' search for a gun (using the slang "a ham") and informing the group that Walker was expected home 10 minutes before he was killed.

Police said Walker had parked his vehicle in his driveway and began walking to his house when he was shot.

Then, a text read: "We gotta body."