Family & Friends Remember Shooting Victim Nichole WaltersPosted: Updated:
Those who knew Nichole Walters say she will be remembered as a devoted mother and someone who was always willing to help people.
According to a friend, Walters was staying at home to raise her and her husband's young son.
Jerry Mikels says Nichole loved animals and raised chickens and ducks on the couple's property near Theresa.
Police say Nichole Walters was shot and killed by her husband, Justin Walters, at their home just outside Theresa.
Police say when state Trooper Joel Davis arrived at the scene, he was also shot by Justin Walters. Davis later died at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown.
Justin Walters is charged with first- and second degree murder. He is currently held in Jefferson County jail awaiting action from a grand jury.
In a statement to 7 News, Nichole's family said they "are heartbroken at the news."
The statement also said Nichole's son "was her world and reason to live life to the fullest. She had a large heart, often helping friends in need."
The daughter of Nichole Walters' best friend says she thought of Nichole like an aunt.
"All of like the pictures I have her smiling and there's like no pictures that I could find of her not smiling," Gabby Kalin said. "She was just a really happy person."
Nichole Walters' family is asking for "some privacy to grieve and make arrangements at this time."