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November 4, 2015

Honolulu Man Indicted for Murder of Wife

HONOLULU—A federal grand jury today indicted Michael Walker, age 36, of Honolulu for murder in the first degree for the killing of his wife and a second charge of conspiring to do so. This superseding indictment joined Walker with Ailsa Jackson, age 25, who had previously been indicted for the same murder occurring between November 14 and 15, 2014, on Aliamanu Military Reservation on Oahu. Walker was arrested without incident by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), assisted by the Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID), after the indictment, and his initial appearance is set in U.S. District Court on November 5 at 11:00 a.m..

Florence T. Nakakuni, United States Attorney for the District of Hawaii, said the superseding indictment alleges that:

  • In September 2014, Walker expressed to Jackson his desire to have his wife “gone,” after which Jackson said that one way to stage a killing was to make it look like a burglary.
  • During a meeting on November 14, 2014, Jackson informed Walker that she was going to execute the killing that night, and Walker confirmed that he was working that night and gave Jackson instructions as to how she would know which method of entry into Walker’s home would work.
  • Around midnight between November 14 and 15, Jackson entered Walker’s home on Aliamanu Military Reservation with the assistance of a key left near the rear entry of the house, grabbed a knife from the kitchen, and stabbed Walker’s wife multiple times, resulting in her death.

The maximum penalty if convicted of murder in the first degree is death, while the maximum penalty for conspiring to commit murder is life imprisonment. Charges and allegations contained in the superseding indictment are merely accusations, and each defendant is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty. The investigation of this case was conducted by the FBI, which has acknowledged the critical assistance of the Army CID. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Thomas Brady and Jill Otake and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean Mahoney.

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