Former Army medic pleads guilty in love triangle murder

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a former Army medic pleading guilty to conspiring with his lover to kill his wife (all times local):

12:10 p.m.

A former Army medic stationed in Hawaii has pleaded guilty to murder, saying he convinced a woman with whom he was having an affair to kill his wife.

Michael Walker says he arranged to have his wife killed while he was working in a Honolulu Army hospital so that he would have an alibi. He pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder, about a week before he was scheduled to go to trial.

In 2015, Ailsa Jackson pleaded guilty to murder, describing in court how she stabbed Catherine Walker.

Court documents say Jackson and Michael Walker plotted the killing via texts, email and in person. They are scheduled to be sentenced in February.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Brady says Walker told Jackson he couldn’t simply get a divorce because of financial reasons and stood to receive $400,000 in life insurance.

___

8:30 a.m.

A former Army medic stationed in Hawaii expected to plead guilty 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’s attorney Birney Bervar tells The Associated Press his client plans to plead guilty Monday. Walker was accused of conspiring with his lover to make his wife’s death look like a burglary.

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.

Prosecutors say Jackson and Michael Walker began an affair after meeting online and discussed carrying out the killing while Walker was at work.

Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.

More from:

National News

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up