Woman accused of stabbing her girlfriend to death appears in court

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

In what has become a familiar routine after more than two years, a woman accused of stabbing her girlfriend to death in 2017 appeared briefly Thursday for a pretrial hearing in San Fernando Superior Court.

Pamela Michelle Walker, 37, is charged with murder in the death of 46-year-old Christine Diane McQueen.

On Thursday, she was ordered to return to court on Feb. 6, 2020.

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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