Parkville woman fatally stabbed near home fled before being caught, police say

Parkville

Baltimore County police said that a woman found fatally stabbed on a street in Parkville on Sunday morning in what is believed to be a domestic dispute attempted to flee her residence before being caught by the suspect.

Police are investigating the double killing of Okemia Lastezia Walls, 42, of Parkville and William Henry Cunningham, 50, of East Baltimore. Officials found Walls on the first block of Solar Circle Sunday morning. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said that while at the scene they were approached by Okemia Walls' husband, Keith Walls, 45, of Joppa, who they say "admitted his involvement in the stabbing," telling officers that Cunningham was in a home where Okemia Walls lived, on the first block of nearby Venus Court. Cunningham was found there dead of multiple stab wounds.

Bryant Walls was denied bail and is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center, police said.

jburris@baltsun.com

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