Tony Walker described himself as a “washed-up nobody” who probably deserved to die in prison.
Until now, the motive for the fatal shooting has been shrouded in mystery. That is set to change Monday as part of a recent plea deal.
An old friend of defendant Tony Walker said he confessed to a killing in June and had the same type of gun used in the crime just two days before the Seth Smith homicide.
The Alameda County district attorney’s office filed felony charges Monday against 60-year-old Berkeley resident Tony Walker in the June killing of 19-year-old Cal student Seth Smith.
Berkeley police detectives have arrested a local man in connection with the fatal shooting of a Cal student who was walking on Dwight Way in West Berkeley in June.
Friends called Seth “everyone’s brother.” He was revered by teachers as a student who took “AP everything.” A $50,000 reward has been offered to help solve the case. A new scholarship fund has also been created.
The city of Berkeley has announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the murder of 19-year-old Cal student Seth Smith on Monday night.
The young man found on Dwight Way late Monday night with a fatal gunshot wound to the head has been identified as a 19-year-old student who was set to begin his third year at UC Berkeley.
Police in Berkeley are investigating the death of a man found with a gunshot wound to the head late Monday night.