Derrick Walton sentenced to 45 years in prison

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A Midland man learns his fate after he's convicted of murder.

42 year-old Derrick Walton is headed to state prison for 45 years for killing 26-year old Kenya Harris outside a Tall City bar back in July of 2004.

Walton was convicted on Thursday.

It took jurors just two-and-a-half hours to find him guilty.

He was sentenced Friday morning.

Walton, also must serve at least half the sentence before he is eligible for parole, because the crime was committed with a deadly weapon.