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The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that a college football player is facing murder charges over the death of a 16-year old girl.

William Gaul, a freshman wide receiver for Maryville College, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of Emma Walker, a cheerleader at Central (TN) High School. The shooting happened on Monday, and Gaul was later taken into custody on Tuesday evening.

From the AP report:

Sheriff’s officials said Walker was found dead of a gunshot wound inside her house Monday morning. Officials said evidence at the scene indicted Gaul fired shots into her bedroom from outside the house while she slept.

WBIR, an NBC affiliate in Knoxville, indicates that Gaul and Walker knew each other from high school, and that the two may have been in a relationship in the past.

Gaul is currently being held on a $750,000 bond in Knox County Jail.

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