KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A football player at Division III Maryville (Tennessee) College faces a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a 16-year-old girl.
Knox County Sheriff's Office officials announced Wednesday that William Riley Gaul, a freshman wide receiver, was arrested in connection with the death of Emma Walker. Officials said Gaul was being held at the Knox County Jail on $750,000 bond.
Sheriff's officials said Walker was found dead of a gunshot wound inside her house Monday morning. Officials said evidence at the scene indicted Gaul fired shots into her bedroom from outside the house while she slept.
Walker was a student at Central High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. Maryville's football roster indicates Gaul graduated from Central High.
Maryville officials didn't have any immediate comment.