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UPDATE: Joppa Man Charged with Murder in Parkville Stabbing Deaths

Police said the man is the husband of one of the victims and the deaths are domestic related.

(Update 9:21 p.m.)—A Joppa man is charged with two counts of murder in the stabbing deaths of two people in Parkville including a woman police said was the suspect's wife.

Bryant Keith Walls, 45, of the 300 block of Pulaski Highway in Joppa is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, Baltimore County police said. He was denied bail and is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Officers were called to the unit block of Solar Circle at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. A woman, identified as Okemia Lastezia Walls, 42, of the unit block of Venus Court, was found on the ground near the street. She was suffering from multiple stab wounds.

Okemia Lastezia Walls was pronounced dead at the scene. She was the wife of Bryant Keith Walls, according to a statement from the Baltimore County Police Department

While investigating, Walls allegedly approached officers and admitted his involvement in Walls' death. He also told officers that a second victim was in a home in the unit block of Venus Court in Parkville, police said.

A man, identified as William Henry Cunningham, 50, of the 800 block of North Patterson Park Drive in Baltimore, was also pronounced dead at that scene.


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Joe December 03, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Another with a list of charges and Nolle Pros and convictions. These people cost the taxpayers hundreds of millions a year.
Parkvillehoney December 03, 2012 at 06:16 PM
This is unbelievable. I don't understand why someone has to kill because they are angry at someone. What happened to walking away? Now a family is mourning the death of 2 innocent people.
Take Responsibility! December 03, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Sounds like someone was down with OPP.
dontay jones December 04, 2012 at 04:49 PM
The way things r going God has to b upset with his children if things don't get better he is going to come on end the world if a women moves on u should to it is to many women out here to b stuck on on we don't chase them we replace them my heart goes out to the famly rip to mommy love u baby upt for life
Craig December 04, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Well said dontay
Needaname December 04, 2012 at 11:09 PM
My condolences Mr Jones. This is devastating to everyone. If there is a 'silver lining' the man involved with the killing has confessed. I even feel bad for him - he knows he did the wrong thing and will live with this for the rest of his life.
babygirl December 06, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Yes he admitted to what he did but it doesn't bring them back....We have Williams funeral this week while Mr. Walls is gonna get 3 hots an a cott.......oh ya and us tax payers will pay for his stay in prision.....How freaking fair is this??????????????????? his criminal record of assult charges should have been addressed wayyyyy before this even happened....."an eye for an eye an tooth for a tooth"
Zina Powell December 06, 2012 at 04:35 AM
GOD bless all the family involved. Praying for all of you.
Reginald (Danny) Bailey December 07, 2012 at 05:06 AM
It is very upsetting To know that A person think they have the right to take someone's life. In this case two. We all need to be mindful of who we invite In our life. We need to watch the possibilities of what could happen before it happen. No judge could ever give Walls what he deserves for killing my friend. R.I.P Mommie @(>_<)@ {Real Talk}100%
Pretty Nasha December 08, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Bubbles in chemically unstable and how he can get help. As much as I want Mommie here she can't be. At least now she can rest in peace though.
maureen December 10, 2012 at 01:38 AM
My cousin did not deserve the brutal killing that sorry ass suppose to be man did to her. Last time I checked god is the only obe who can give and take life and you will definitely have to answer for what you did from the man above .i myself was in an abusive relationship I thank god he gave me the strength to walk away and start fighting back for all woman who are being abused not just because of my cousin death but do your self a favor and seek help immediately and know the signs of abusive men it does not get better it progresses R.i.p cousin you are with god now
Jesus Lil Sister December 15, 2012 at 01:31 AM
This is very heart breaking for everyone involved. However I do agree with " Take Responsibility!" This is one of the reasons why the BIBLE COMMANDS " THOU SHALT NO COMMIT ADULTERY" READ- Exodus 20:14, Deuteronomy 5:18 and Matthew 5:27. Murder is not the answer!! But CANNOT PLAY ON PEOPLES EMOTIONS. If the marriage is not working DIVORCE!!! The bottom line is that people need to living in Gods principals.
Camyah Henry December 27, 2012 at 03:16 AM
I live near solar circle and they said that the woman was naked running from her husband because she was cheating.

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