Murder suspect ordered to return to court in January


A woman accused of stabbing her girlfriend to death last year — and for each of the past four months has appeared in court for a pretrial hearing — was ordered Tuesday to return to court in January for another pretrial hearing.

Pamela Michelle Walker, 34, is charged with murder in the death of 46-year-old Christine Diane McQueen.

Her next court date has been set for Jan. 9, 2019, said Ricardo Santiago, spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.

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

Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station who responded that day 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.

They discovered McQueen had been stabbed 71 times.

Walker is in custody at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood in lieu of $1 million bail.

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