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Walter Walker sentenced to life in prison

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TALLULAH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A Lake Providence man faces life in prison for the murders of two Madison Parish teens in June 2011.

Walter Walker pleaded guilty last week on two counts of second degree murder of Jasmine Smith, 19, and Nikesha Washington, 18.

"Now my daughter can rest in peace and all I can say is rest on, Jasmine, rest on," says her mother, Nachole Smith.

Most of the family of the victims are happy that justice was served, but some say his sentence is too light.

"I just don't feel like a life sentence for the two lives he took is enough for him. It still leaves us in pain," says Sheniqua Washington.

Walker has two years to file an appeal and his attorney says they plan to do so.

"He shouldn't even get that option, if we had an option we would bring Nikesha and Jasmine back but we don't have that option," Sheniqua Washington says.

"Even though he's waking up to the four corner's of a cell, they are waking up to the four corner's of the graves," says Andre Buford, "and there's just so much I want to say to him."

The victim's mother says although she doesn't want to come back to court, she will to honor her daughter and Nikesha.

"I'm coming back, everytime I have to come back, I'm coming back to defend my child," says Nachole Smith.

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