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Son on Mother's Murder: "It Had To Happen"

Seattle Post Intelligencer via YellowBrix

August 31, 2010

BLACK DIAMOND, WA – As prosecutors prepare to file charges in the apparent stabbing death of an elderly Black Diamond woman, additional details have emerged in the Friday slaying.

According to court documents released Monday, 86-year-old Black Diamond resident Ella M. Walker was found stabbed to death in her home after her son arrived at the city police station to report that “a dead body” could be found at the Morgan Street home they shared.

Arriving at the house five minutes later, officers were greeted by the 50-year-old man, whom they recognized from previous contacts to be Walker’s son. Police contend the man’s shirt and face were covered with his mother’s blood.

“She’s in the house,” the man allegedly told police. “It had to happen.”

Examining the house, officers found Walker dead. She appeared to have been stabbed multiple times, according to police reports.

Taken to the Black Diamond Police station, the woman’s son declined to make a detailed statement but said he “called 911 after it was over.”

“When asked how he got Ella’s blood on him, (he) stated, ‘It could have been from the knife,’” a Black Diamond police officer said in a police report.

Held since the slaying, the man was expected to appear in court Monday afternoon for a bail hearing.

Police have asked that he be charged with first-degree murder; King County prosecutors have yet to issue a charging decision, which will likely be filed in coming days.


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    silver2010

    almost 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    knowing the situation first hand, nobody knows what the mentel heath problems this man has if the so called mentel health people would have kept in touch with this man, and sow the signs that were defenitly present then this would not have happened. We have to realize that we no longer have peaple with dagree's watching over the mentally ill. We only have case managers that are not traned in any way the way they should be. What do they do with the mentelly ill ? They trow them out in public and let them be, if they do not come into the office no one contacts them or even trys to find out what is going on. So now that people know that it was the menel health system that failed try looking in that direction and not so much at a person with the mental health issues.

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    t1401hm

    almost 4 years ago

    1754 Comments

    This is absolutely insane...

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    Jonas

    almost 4 years ago

    42236 Comments

    They don't fry in WA, do they???

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    Whalewatcher

    almost 4 years ago

    11194 Comments

    "It had to happen", my big fat hairy butt !! There's no excuse for murder; never has been, never will be ......

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    I concur with the rest of my companions here---DUH!!It looks to me as though somebody at the Seattle Post Intelligencer is missing some of their intelligence!!!!

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    95Zcar

    almost 4 years ago

    3992 Comments

    It will be interesting to see how this plays out....

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    SuzanneNGa

    almost 4 years ago

    16562 Comments

    I"m with y'all, I"m just as confused!

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    davidbanas

    almost 4 years ago

    24 Comments

    If this case were tried in Montgomery County, Ohio, the son would most likely be sentenced to unsupervised probabtion on a disorderly conduct charge.

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    Grafton817

    almost 4 years ago

    734 Comments

    Maybe she had two sons. One went to station to report, the other did the stabbing??? Speculation.

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    Irishcop1961

    almost 4 years ago

    50482 Comments

    Bump k0stw and RdnkFireDad.

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    FireDad

    almost 4 years ago

    7352 Comments

    I am scratching my head....

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Glad I'm not the only one confused. I couldn't make heads or tails out of it.

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    mhare

    almost 4 years ago

    424 Comments

    Not that it matters much in this terrible crime, but I'm confused... did the son arrive at the police station to report that a body could be found at the house or was he at the house to greet the police on their arrival?

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