Grand Traverse County murder suspect faces new felony charge

Dallas Walker is charged with open murder in the death of Chris Kleehammer. Another felony charge of evidence tampering has been added after a hearing on Wednesday.

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The trial for a man accused of killing his neighbor is set to begin Monday.

During a hearing on Wednesday, an additional 10-year felony charge of tampering with evidence was added to the case.

Dallas Walker is charged with open murder in the death of 48-year-old Chris Kleehammer.

Investigators testified they got a 911 call from Walker's father stating his "son did it."

They said they found Kleehammer face down on the floor of his home on September 20th 2017. They said there were several bloody footprints inside.

Deputies said Walker went to Kleehammer's house around 2 a.m. the night of the murder.

When Walker came home, he allegedly made comments that led his father to Kleehammer's house a few hours later.

A search conducted at Walker's home turned up a pair of bloody shorts in a trash bag, and a sandal that matched another sandal found in a couch in Kleehammer's home.

Walker's trial is set to begin Monday, March 12 at 8:30 a.m. and is scheduled to last until Friday, March 16.

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