HONOLULU — A former Army medic stationed in Hawaii pleaded guilty Monday to the murder of his wife, about a week before a trial was about to begin in a case involving porn, sex charges and a love triangle.
Michael Walker pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and said he arranged for the woman with whom he was having an affair to kill his wife while he was working in the emergency room at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu so he would have an alibi.
In 2015, Ailsa Jackson pleaded guilty to murder, describing in court how she stabbed Catherine Walker and then waited a half-hour to make sure she was dead.
After meeting through an online dating site in September 2014, Michael Walker told Jackson he was married and that his “deepest desire” was to have his wife gone, but he couldn’t divorce her, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Brady.
By gone, he meant, “I wanted her dead, ma’am,” he told a judge Monday.
Jackson and Walker are scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 10.
Jackson is expected to be sentenced to 30-33 years in prison. Walker is expected to receive a sentence of about 24-30 years.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald