A Black Diamond man accused of stabbing his elderly mother to death in August 2010 pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to first-degree premeditated murder.
Cecil Walker, 54, is accused of the Aug. 27, 2010, slaying of Ella Walker. The same charge was dismissed in January 2012 after Walker was ruled mentally incompetent and sent to Western State Hospital, according to court paperwork filed by Senior Deputy Prosecutor Don Raz.
Earlier this month, after hospital staff revealed Walker was considered well enough to be released, authorities picked him up at Western State and transported him back to the King County Jail, Senior Deputy Prosecutor Erin Ehlert said. “Prior to the murder, he threatened the lives of other family members,” Raz wrote in charges. “He represents a danger to his family and the community.”
According to Black Diamond police, after killing his 86-year-old mother, Walker walked to the police station to report that her body was in the home. Walker then returned to the home.
Officers showed up on the porch about five minutes later to find Cecil Walker covered in blood. He invited them inside, where they found his mother’s body in a chair, according to a police report.
According to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, Ella Walker suffered multiple stab wounds, many in her neck.
Walker’s next hearing is scheduled for Oct. 2.