Black Diamond man asked to move out of mother's home the day she was stabbed to death

Cecil Douglas Walker has been charged by the King County Prosecutor with murder in the first degree, domestic violence, for the Aug. 27 stabbing death of his 86-year-old mother.

The 50-year-old Walker is accused of using a knife – with a blade of approximately 12 inches – to kill Ella Walker while she sat in a recliner at the Black Diamond home they shared.

Cecil Walker’s arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 14, at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center, courtroom GA. Bail was previously set at $1 million.

According to the probable cause report issued by the Black Diamond Police Department, the King County Medical Examiner reported Ella Walker was stabbed multiple times and there was "blunt force trauma" to her face.

At least three family members told investigators Ella Walker had asked her son to move out of her house.

One provided more detail, stating that Ella Walker had asked her son to move out and he "become upset and he began breaking items in the house."

Another family member reported Ella Walker said during a phone conversation about noon the day of her death, she had asked her son to move. The report stated the family member "indicated Ella started to cry and then disclosed that she had again asked the defendant to move out of her house."

One relative indicated Cecil Walker used methamphetamine and marijuana and two family members told investigators he had threatened to kill them.

One family member stated Cecil Walker had a large knife in his downstairs bedroom that Ella Walker had found.

Another stated Cecil Walker had "numerous psychiatric evaluations; the latest evaluation as recent as last month."

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