Glenville, WV

#41 Dec 10, 2010
How many times has Jimmiy walker been around when someone has died? And why is he out of jail? He was there when SD ODed and another time over in Mt lookout. Now this. He admitted to draging SD's passed out body the bath tub and leaving him before robbing him. He is already out of jail and in this SH!&. Why is he out of jail? People need to realize this crap. Pray for the family and the child. Pray that people go to jail for this and dont get out to do this agian. Death is a big price to pay for anything. I know people are going to say he didnt have a job or he was into drugs even if so those dont condone a death penalty. Think before you type people.

Barboursville, WV

#42 Dec 10, 2010
Citizen wrote:
What was the little coward doing? Sounds like he was running.
Did you even know Brian Darby? Its probably a good thing you didnt cause he would have beat your ass unless you had a shotgun to.

Charleston, WV

#43 Dec 10, 2010
Actually, I just looked on the wv jail website and James Walker is in jail along with someone else. I am assuming they were there when this happened!
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Keene, NH

#45 Dec 10, 2010
Amy wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you even know Brian Darby? Its probably a good thing you didnt cause he would have beat your ass unless you had a shotgun to.
So true
So Pathedic

United States

#46 Dec 10, 2010
I think its awful when something like this happens there is always someone that has to be an asshole, no matter what Darbys life was like that gives noone but god the reason to judge him,but I also am not a judgemental person either,so I don't understand what you people get out of getting on here trashing a man a day after he's passed away have some heart he has family and friends that loved him no matter what he has done in his life he still did not deserve to die he was a good person with a good heart no matter what anyone else thinks about him I liked him a lot as the person he was,so stop before you post and think about if you would want someone to post something bad about your friend or your family,Have a heart people!!!

San Mateo, CA

#47 Dec 10, 2010
Frankie is the 1 who shot him not jimmie got shot with a 12 gauge probably scattered got shot from gut to the leg
Just Wondering

Belle, WV

#48 Dec 10, 2010
teri wrote:
Actually, I just looked on the wv jail website and James Walker is in jail along with someone else. I am assuming they were there when this happened!
Look again...the shooting happened yesterday evening...Jimmy Walker and the other guy weren't booked until this morning...one at 4:45am and the other at 6:00am...this means they weren't in jail when the shooting happened. Check out the website for Channel 13 news...Jimmy and this other guy were arrested and are being accused in the murder of Brian Darby.


United States

#49 Dec 10, 2010
Kall, yes I knew this person. I did not insinuate anything. I said exactly what I meant. That must have been your thought. Yes there are a lot of people unemployed. What do you think is going to come from being in that environment? Probably not much good. I am sure that there was some good in him someplace. He did not care much for his family or he would not have been in that type of environment. Someone that cares about their family is either at work or with their family. Apparently his time at Anthony Center did not help him grow up any. Just so you know, my "ignorant ass" has already worked 40 hours this week and will go back and start again Sunday. I have not tried to judge anyone, I have only stated facts. Love ya
Just Wondering

Belle, WV

#50 Dec 10, 2010
teri wrote:
Actually, I just looked on the wv jail website and James Walker is in jail along with someone else. I am assuming they were there when this happened!
Sorry I misread your post and thought you were saying that because they were in jail they "could not have" been there when it happened...I apologize for the previous post but it does give a link to the info that is posted on the website of the news station.

Morgantown, WV

#51 Dec 10, 2010
This is a mess. And its not hard to believe that Darby found himself in this situation. Dude was fearless. I dont' know the other dude but I know Jimmie Walker and he is a real piece of work. Glad he is off the streets.
And Amanda, if you see this...stay strong for your son.

United States

#52 Dec 10, 2010
sad news

Prichard, WV

#53 Dec 10, 2010
Is this the Brian that worked at Applebee's?
Christopher Evans

Bluefield, WV

#54 Dec 10, 2010
Theres some families that are mourning his death and u ppl shouldnt be talking about him. Its Brian not Brain.

U ppl need to learn how to spell.

I have family that was friends with him.

United States

#55 Dec 10, 2010
Would you all PLEASE do me a favor?...Hug your kids and hold them tight...We only have them for a short time. Don't pray for my son...He is already in the house of our Lord...Pray instead for those who did this and that this kind of maddness stops....
A celebration of life will be held for my son on Tuesday 12/14/2010 @ Restoration Fellowship Church in Mt. Nebo W.V.@ 11:00 am.

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Buffalo, WV

#57 Dec 10, 2010
It is so sad that people want to get on Topix and talk about someone that passed away just a few hours after they pass. People should remember that Brian did have a family and a son that has to live with this the rest of their lives. Us as parents always think that we should go before our children but in some cases it doesn't happen that way. No one that hasn't lost a child will EVER know what a parent has to go through once losing a child reguardless of the childs age. May GOD be with this family in this time of need! R.I.P. Brian..
copiedfromnewsch annel

United States

#58 Dec 10, 2010
UPDATE 12/10/10 @ 6:40 p.m.
NICHOLAS COUNTY, W.Va.(WSAZ)-- Two men are behind bars after police say they planned out a murder.

It happened Thursday afternoon, leaving one man with a bullet in his stomach.

Police say James Walker and Franklin Overbaugh plotted to kill 38-year-old Brian Darby.

"It's a shame a young man loses his life like that," Sheriff Wetzel Bennett said. "We've got several leads as far as a motive and we think we've got them."

Bennett added, "At this time, we're still interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence."

Walker allegedly lured Darby into his Lockwood area home.

That's when deputies say Overbaugh was inside waiting and, when the men entered, he reportedly pulled out a shotgun, took aim and allegedly shot Darby in the stomach.

Walker and Overbaugh didn't get a chance to run.

"They were at the residence when we arrived," Bennett said. "We had to subdue the Walker individual to arrest him."

Neighbors say the Walker's home is known for drugs and a place with a revolving door.

For Walker's family, it was only a matter of time before someone got hurt.

"He was raised in a good Christian home, but he always ran with the wrong crowd," Walker's uncle Mike Grose said. "He got involved in drugs and low life, but we still love him."

The shotgun used to kill Darby was Walker's, even though Overbaugh admitted to pulling the trigger.

Both men face murder charges, with an investigation that's still looming.

The victim was rushed to a Summersville hospital and later airlifted to a Charleston hospital before his death.


NICHOLAS COUNTY, W.Va.(WSAZ)-- Nicholas County Sheriff's Deputies say two men are behind bars after carrying out a plan for murder.

The alleged crime happened Thursday in Nicholas County.

Franklin Overbaugh and James Walker have been charged in the death of Brian Darby.

Deputies say Walker lured Darby to his home in Summersville. That's where Overbaugh was waiting with a 12-gauge shot gun and shot Darby in the lower torso.

Darby died from the gunshot.

Both men are charged with murder.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the very latest information
copiedfromnewsch annel

United States

#59 Dec 10, 2010
and by the way...the reason it all happened is because Darby beat Frank down a couple of days before hand ater they were hangin out and got into an arguement..its all bull I think its sad that a good person got killed because soemone couldnt handle a beat down for runnin his mouth to much

Lexington, KY

#60 Dec 10, 2010
I think this is ridiculous talking about someone getting shot on a website i know brian and yes he got shot but he also was killed by getting shot. the bastard who shot him should be in jail. His entire family is heartbroken as am i. He was an amazing guy and didn't deserve to die like that. You all are horrible.!!!

Oakvale, WV

#61 Dec 10, 2010
GEESH wrote:
<quoted text>You may be upset, but "F bombing" all of topix doesn't solve a thing! Statements can be made in anger or not, without that nasty profanity!
What is a family member doing on here any way. It is a sad loss, but the drugs has to stop. Or we can expect more of the same. Any body wants to dis this go ahead, You know it's true and when people quit putting their heads in the sand, we can start making our communitys safer, but then again its going by the book.

Proctorville, OH

#62 Dec 10, 2010
anyone know who was the one to call the police??

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