BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)- Prosecutors claim a murder suspect ordered tacos just minutes after shooting a man to death on University Hill in Boulder last month. Wednesday, a Boulder County judge ruled that Kevin McGregor will stand trial for murder.
The judge also refused to allow McGregor to post bond during the hearing.
McGregor is charged in the shooting death of Todd Walker, a football player at the University of New Hampshire who was visiting friends in Boulder. Walker graduated from high school in Edwards.
Investigators told the judge that McGregor went to work the night of the shooting. When his shift ended between 9 and 10 p.m., McGregor went to two bars in Boulder, ending up at “Walrus” where he drank and became heavily intoxicated.
Walker and a woman were walking home from a party when police said McGregor tried to rob the couple. Officers said McGregor fired a handgun into the air before shooting Walker in the chest.
Investigators said McGregor admitted to shooting Walker, then minutes later went to Del Taco just a few blocks from the shooting. Receipts presented in court show McGregor bought two tacos at 2:19 a.m., then told police he went to the University Hill Market and Deli to buy cigars before walking across the street to the restaurant where he worked. Investigators said McGregor stayed the night at the restaurant after making a bed out of aprons.
“It just shows his character. How callous, and how much disregard he has for anybody else other than himself,” said Walker family friend Jim Gannon.
The defense said McGregor’s account of the details are different. Attorneys claim he told investigators he whistled at the woman with Walker and Walker became upset. They said McGregor told them he started walking backwards after realizing what a big guy Walker was. That’s when McGregor reached for his gun and fired it in the air.
The defense said that’s when Walker tried to grab the gun and it just, “went off.”
“Todd was a very genuine person. He would not start a fight,” said Gannon.
McGregor was on probation at the time of the shooting. The Boulder District Attorney’s Office said terms of the probation prohibited him from having a weapon.