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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.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 4 years ago


    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.

  • Images_max160_sq90_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    This is absolutely insane...

  • Ba_old_glory_max50


    almost 4 years ago


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

  • Anonymous-killer-whale-232189_1__max50


    almost 4 years ago


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

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    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!!!!

  • 1051193310_l_max50


    almost 4 years ago


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

  • 45089_396847393722850_1055776862_n_max50


    almost 4 years ago


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

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 4 years ago


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

  • 4076_1_sbl_max600_max50


    almost 4 years ago


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

  • Untitledma28839986-0002_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Bump k0stw and RdnkFireDad.

  • Radio2_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    I am scratching my head....

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 4 years ago

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

  • Ganster_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    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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