Travis Ball, the man who killed Virginia State Trooper Mike Walter in May 2017, pleaded not guilty to a federal firearm charge in court Wednesday, according to a report by CBS 6.
If convicted of the firearm charge, Ball could face another 10 years added to his existing 36-year sentence for Walter’s shooting death.
In October, a judge suspended a life sentence for Ball upon completion of the 36 years. If Ball gets out and violates parole, he will then be sentenced to life in prison.
Ball’s two-day jury trial for the firearm charge is scheduled for January 15, 2020.