KNOXVILLE - Friends and family of Emma Walker raised $25,169 to name a patient room in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital after the late Knoxville teen.
ETCH is naming one of the 44 private NICU rooms as a way to memorialize Walker, who died in November when officials say her ex-boyfriend shot through a window in her home she slept.
Walker’s dream was to become a NICU nurse. The 16-year-old girl was a junior at Central High School.
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William Riley Gaul is charged with first-degree murder in Walker's death. His case is still before a grand jury.
Photo Gallery: Pictures of Central High School student Emma Walker
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