Oklahoma sheriff killer caught using Facebook and BlackBerry

A man convicted of killing a Pawnee County sheriff has been locked down after prison officials learned he was posting pictures and comments to Facebook with a contraband cell phone.
BY VALLERY BROWN vbrown@opubco.com Modified: December 2, 2010 at 10:44 am •  Published: December 2, 2010
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A man convicted of killing a Pawnee County sheriff has been locked down after prison officials learned he was posting pictures and comments to Facebook with a contraband cell phone.

Justin Lee Walker, 32, was imprisoned at the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite for the 2001 murder of Pawnee County Sheriff Dwight Woodrell. Woodrell, 36, was shot six times near a rural Pawnee oil company when he interrupted a burglary.

State Corrections Department spokesman Jerry Massie said officials learned of the cell phone and Facebook page and moved Walker on Wednesday to the maximum-security Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester where he remains segregated from other inmates.

“He won't be posting anything to Facebook again anytime soon,” Massie said.

Marijuana was also found in Walker's cell.

Contraband in a penal institution is a felony and could result in time being added to Walker's sentence.

Massie said prison officials are still trying to find out how Walker obtained the contraband.

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