The murder of an Abilene police officer by a husband and wife will be featured on the television show “Killer Couples.”
The Oxygen Network will broadcast the episode about Phillip and Violet Walter at 8 p.m. Monday.
In October 2016, the Walters were convicted of murder in the death of Don Allen during a trial in Baird, the county seat of Callahan County. The officer’s bound body was found in the master bedroom of his house in Clyde on Aug. 31, 2015.
Both were determined to have tied up the off-duty officer before choking him to death. They took items, including Allen’s police belt, gun and radio, and fled, according to courtroom testimony.
The Walters each were sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Reporter-News education reporter Timothy Chipp, who covered the trial, was interviewed for the program by producers and might