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Police arrest man in connection with fatal shooting mother of six in January

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Hubert Walton (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Hubert Walton (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police have arrested a man in connection with the fatal shooting of a mother of six in January.

According to the arrest report, 26-year-old Hubert Walton confessed to his involvement in the shooting of Christina Kustes-Eisner, a 35-year-old stay-at-home mom, and her husband, Jeff Eisner, in January. 

Police say Walton told them that he and three other unnamed accomplices, drove to the 4700 block of Frank Avenue, near Cleo Avenue, to meet someone for an alleged drug transaction. Police say the vehicle Walton and his accomplices were in "was strategically positioned in the street so as to block the victims' vehicle." 

When the victims' vehicle came to a stop, police say "two subjects exited the suspect vehicle and immediately began firing into the victims' vehicle, striking both of the victims."

Christina Eisner was shot in the head and died from her injuries four days later. Family members say Jeff Eisner was shot in the back and is expected to survive. 

WDRB's Tamara Evans spoke with Jeff Eisner by phone Thursday morning. He disputed the claim that he and his wife were there to meet for a drug transaction, saying instead that they were meeting a man to discuss $300 he still owed them for a 2003 Ford Taurus he'd recently purchased from them. Eisner said they'd recently argued about the money.

He says he and his wife were shot while on the way to that meeting.

Walton was arrested Feb. 10. He is charged with murder and assault. His bond was set at $500,000 cash. A "not guilty" plea was entered on his behalf when he appeared before Judge Stephanie Burke this morning.

His mother, Sandra Morgan, who was at the jail for the arraignment, spoke up on his behalf.

"Your honor?" Morgan said, "he is not a danger to society."

"Ma'am, the allegations are so serious," Judge Burke replied. "Do you want me to read them to you?"

"Yes, would you please?" Morgan replied replied.

Walton's mother didn't want to speak on camera, but she claims Walton was with her the night the incident happened.

His bond was set at $500,000 cash. 

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