Woman accused of stabbing girlfriend to death has court date moved
Officials investigate the scene of a fatal stabbing in the Vista Del Canon neighborhood in Santa Clarita. Austin Dave/The Signal
By Jim Holt
Friday, March 30th, 2018

 

A woman charged with murder in the stabbing death of her girlfriend, Christine Diane McQueen, saw her court date postponed this week by a couple of weeks.

Pamela Michelle Walker, 34, appeared Thursday in San Fernando Superior Court to set a date for her preliminary hearing.

Instead, she was ordered to return to court April 11 to set a date at that time, said Ricardo Santiago, spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

During a preliminary hearing, prosecutors will present evidence in the case, and the defense can respond; the judge can then decide if the case should go to trial.

Walker, who is unemployed, was arrested shortly before 8 p.m. on April 8, 2017.

Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station who responded to calls made by McQueen’s mother grabbed a battering ram and smashed their way  into a residence on the 18700 block of Vista Del Canon near Sierra Highway and Via Princessa.

What they found inside was the body of a 46-year-old Christine Diane Mcqueen. She had been stabbed to death.

Walker was placed in custody at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, with bail set at $1 million.

On April 8, deputies responded to the calls of a concerned mother. They grabbed a battering ram and smashed their way into a residence on the 18700 block of Vista Del Canon near Sierra Highway and Via Princessa.

What they found inside was the body of a 46-year-old Christine Diane Mcqueen. She had been stabbed 71 times.

jholt@signalscv.com

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Officials investigate the scene of a fatal stabbing in the Vista Del Canon neighborhood in Santa Clarita. Austin Dave/The Signal

Woman accused of stabbing girlfriend to death has court date moved

 

A woman charged with murder in the stabbing death of her girlfriend, Christine Diane McQueen, saw her court date postponed this week by a couple of weeks.

Pamela Michelle Walker, 34, appeared Thursday in San Fernando Superior Court to set a date for her preliminary hearing.

Instead, she was ordered to return to court April 11 to set a date at that time, said Ricardo Santiago, spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

During a preliminary hearing, prosecutors will present evidence in the case, and the defense can respond; the judge can then decide if the case should go to trial.

Walker, who is unemployed, was arrested shortly before 8 p.m. on April 8, 2017.

Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station who responded to calls made by McQueen’s mother grabbed a battering ram and smashed their way  into a residence on the 18700 block of Vista Del Canon near Sierra Highway and Via Princessa.

What they found inside was the body of a 46-year-old Christine Diane Mcqueen. She had been stabbed to death.

Walker was placed in custody at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, with bail set at $1 million.

On April 8, deputies responded to the calls of a concerned mother. They grabbed a battering ram and smashed their way into a residence on the 18700 block of Vista Del Canon near Sierra Highway and Via Princessa.

What they found inside was the body of a 46-year-old Christine Diane Mcqueen. She had been stabbed 71 times.

jholt@signalscv.com

661-287-5527

On Twitter @jamesarthurholt