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Murdered UNH Student Walker Honored By Classmates

DURHAM, NH (CBS) – The University of New Hampshire held an emotional tribute Wednesday to a member of their college football team who was murdered while home on spring break.

WBZ-TV’s Christina Hager reports from Durham  

Friends and teammates packed the school gymnasium, gathering to pay tribute to Todd Walker.

In the early morning hours after a St. Patrick’s Day party, in Walker’s home state of Colorado, he was walking a female friend home, when a man tried to rob them.

That suspect pulled out a gun, and Walker stepped in front of the woman to protect her, only to be shot to death.

Several students say Walker died a hero.

Teammate Kevin Decker was honest about his feelings. “Sometimes a little bit I wish he didn’t do it,” Decker said.

Thanks to a tip, Police were able to make an arrest in the case. The man charged with the murder has pleaded not guilty.

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