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Soldier charged in wife's death sentenced for child porn

Catherine and Michael Walker (Image: Facebook) Catherine and Michael Walker (Image: Facebook)

HONOLULU (AP) - An Army medic charged in his wife's death will spend over two years in prison after being court-martialed for possessing child pornography and soliciting payment for sex.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Michael Walker pleaded guilty Saturday to solicitation and not guilty to possession of child pornography.

A military judge ordered Walker's rank reduced from sergeant to private and sentenced the 36-year-old to a dishonorable discharge.

Defense attorneys argued prosecutors did not prove Walker was the person who accessed pornographic images and videos of children found on his computer. An attorney pushed for leniency, saying Walker is seeking sex addiction treatment.

Walker faces a January trial in his wife's death.

Prosecutors say Walker and his lover Ailsa Jackson planned to kill 38-year-old Catherine Walker.

Jackson has pleaded guilty to murder.

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