FORT WALTON BEACH — Okaloosa County Circuit Court Judge William Stone ruled Wednesday that life without parole was not an appropriate sentence for 16-year-old Kyle Walling for his role in the 2010 murder of Christopher Pitcock. RELATED: Man convicted as juvenile in 2010 slaying re-sentenced to life in prison (PHOTOS)
Sentencing hearings in the cases of Kyle Walling and Tyree Washington are still being scheduled. Walling and Washington were convicted of first degree murder in the shooting death of Chrisopher Pitcock, who was gunned down by a third man, Timothy Chavers, during a robbery attempt.
Chavers and 16-year-olds Tyree Rashand Washington, Kyle Markeith Walling and Jonathan Lee Louviere were arrested in a matter of days. They were all charged with first degree murder. Washington and Walling were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Washington and Walling were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole. Louviere pleaded no contest to second degree murder as an accomplice and was sentenced to 15 years. Walling had a hearing in November 2017, but his new sentence has not yet been determined.