The man that cops say tried to rob former CNN Anchor Lynne Russell and her husband, former CNNer Chuck de Caro, was forced to do it.
De Caro traded shots with Tomorio Walton after Walton pushed his way into the couple's hotel room.
Walton was killed and now Albuquerque police charged Skyy Durrell Barrs with his murder.
A criminal complaint dated Wednesday cites a police informant who said Walton was one of Barrs' "slaves," and indicated that the dead man was forced to commit the robbery as Barrs waited outside.
"A guy named Skyy went with Tomorio, AKA "Memphis," to "hit a lick," slang term for committing a robbery," the complaint states." Although Tomorio was shot by the robbery victim in self-defense, Tomorio's death was caused by the actions of Skyy Barrs for planning to "hit a lick" and providing Tomorio with a firearm."
De Caro was shot three times, but is expected to recover.
According to the complaint, Barrs provided Watson with the gun he used in the robbery attempt. Although the informant told police Barrs used Walton, "as one of his slaves," it was unclear why Walton was indebted to Barrs.
When Barrs heard the gunshots, he drove around the motel to find Walton lying in the parking lot, bleeding, according to police. When the source saw surveillance footage, he also implicated Barrs' girlfriend, who was allegedly sitting in the front seat of the getaway car.
Barrs is being held without bail in the Albuquerque jail.
H/T Fox News