MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The man accused of killing 15-year-old girl from Millington was arrested and charged with reckless homicide Monday, Oct. 3, but he was released on bail in less than 24 hours.
Seth Walls' bond was set at $10,000. Reckless homicide is a Class D felony, and it falls in the category of involuntary murder.
According to the affidavit, 18-year-old Walls was also charged with reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.
If convicted of the murder, Walls will face a minimum of two and a maximum of 12 years in prison.
The shooting happened on Sept. 11. The victim in the murder suffered from a gunshot wound to the head, and she was pronounced dead at the scene around 2:08 p.m., police said.
Police said that the accused suspect, the victim and one other person were at the suspect's home at the time of the murder. Walls and the other party remained present while officers processed the scene, according to the affidavit.
The affidavit said that Walls and the other witness gave conflicting stories. Walls said he left the room where the victim and the other party remained, and he heard a gunshot shortly after, the affidavit said.
The other party said she was sitting on the couch with the victim, and she then heard a gunshot before the victim fell into her lap, according to the affidavit.
Investigators said they determined Walls as the suspect in the murder based on where he said he was sitting in his statement, the affidavit said. The affidavit said investigators believed he was the one who had access and possession of the gun.
Walls appeared in court for arraignment Tuesday, Oct. 4.
His next court date is scheduled for October 18.