Court date for man charged with 2016 murder delayed

Court date for man charged with 2016 murder delayed
Khadijah Perry (SOURCE: Family)
Khadijah Perry (SOURCE: Family)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The court date for a man who confessed to killing a woman in 2016 has been delayed a month.

Cordell Walton, 22, is charged with the murder of Khadijah Perry. He was taken into custody on Wednesday, more than one year after the murder.

Perry was killed in March 2016 and her body was found in a burned Frayser home. Police reports show her cause of death was a gunshot wound.

On March 1, 2016, firefighters discovered Perry's body.

Investigators said a witness identified Walton as the person responsible for Perry's death and gave a written statement detailing how Walton committed the murder.

Walton's new court date is set for August 14.

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