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Thursday
Dec022010

Convicted Murderer Justin Walker's Facebook Page Has Been Disabled by the Social Network

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(PALO ALTO, Calif.) -- Facebook has deactivated the page of a convicted murderer who had access to a BlackBerry in his Oklahoma prison because it violated the social network's policy.

"In Oklahoma, it is against the law to possess a cell phone in jail," Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes told ABC News on Thursday. "Since his activity was unlawful in that state, we disabled the profile yesterday."

Facebook shut down Justin Walker's page Wednesday after ABC News reported on how the prisoner, incarcerated for murdering a sheriff in 2006, had managed to update his Facebook account from behind bars with photographs and complaints about prison life.

Cathy Lawrence, the mother of the man whom Walker killed, said Wednesday that she was furious to learn that he was able to get a BlackBerry in his cell and has been corresponding with friends and posting photos on Facebook.

"It probably wouldn't be printable what I think about Justin Walker having a cell phone in prison," Lawrence said from her home in Bristow, Okla. "I feel like he's allowed to keep on living his life and he deprived my son of his life and his four children of a father."

"It's insulting that Walker would do something like that," she added.

Walker, 32, was convicted in April 2006 of murder in the second degree after striking a plea deal in the death of Pawnee County Sheriff Dwight Woodrell Jr., who was shot and killed Oct. 13, 2001, while investigating a burglary.

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Wednesday
Dec012010

Mother Of Murdered Sheriff Furious Her Son's Killer Has Blackberry In Prison

Photo Courtesy - Getty(OKLAHOMA CITY) -- The mother of an Oklahoma man who was shot to death is furious that her son's killer was able to get a Blackberry in his cell and has been corresponding with friends and posting photos on Facebook.

Cathy Lawrence, the mother of slain Sheriff Dwight Woodrell Jr., told ABCNews.com that Justin Walker, the man serving a 30-year sentence for her son's murder, doesn't deserve to be alive, let alone to be updating his Facebook status.

"It probably wouldn't be printable what I think about Justin Walker having a cell phone in prison," said Lawrence from her home in Bristow, Oklahoma. "I feel like he's allowed to keep on living his life and he deprived my son of his life and his four children of a father."

Earlier this week, prison officials were notified by a local television station that Walker had managed to maintain a Facebook page from inside his cell at Oklahoma State Reformatory. He has since been transferred to a more secure prison block.

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