Man convicted of killing Virginia State Police special agent pleads not guilty to firearm charge

Posted at 4:19 PM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 16:19:36-05

Travis Ball, the man who killed Virginia State Trooper Mike Walter in May 2017, pleaded not guilty to a federal firearm charge in court Wednesday, according to a report by CBS 6.

If convicted of the firearm charge, Ball could face another 10 years added to his existing 36-year sentence for Walter’s shooting death.

In October, a judge suspended a life sentence for Ball upon completion of the 36 years. If Ball gets out and violates parole, he will then be sentenced to life in prison.

Ball’s two-day jury trial for the firearm charge is scheduled for January 15, 2020.