Police Investigate Facebook Comments In Wake Of Parkville Murders
The man accused of killing his wife and another man over the weekend may have made comments about marital troubles on the social network in the days leading up to the stabbing.
The man arrested for the stabbing death of his wife and another man in Parkville Sunday morning may have made comments about marital troubles on Facebook in the days leading up to the killings.
Beginning in late October, a man using the same name as the man arrested and charged in the crime—Bryant Walls—posted to Facebook complaining of marital trouble. Police have said since Walls turned himself in that domestic issues were a possible motive in the killings.
A police spokeswoman could not immediately confirm the messages were written by Walls, 45, of the 300 block of Pulaski Highway in Joppa.
"We can't confirm that it's his page until we get the results of the review from Facebook," Batton said.
"[The comments] did not contribute to his arrest however, as part of the ongoing investigation, detectives...will be reviewing comments on a Facebook page," said Cpl. Cathleen Batton, a police spokeswoman.
Walls turned himself in at the scene when police arrived early Sunday morning to investigate, according to police reports on the incident.
The most recent item was posted on Nov. 23, a little over a week before Walls is accused of stabbing a woman police said was his wife, and another man to death at a home in Hillendale.
A Baltimore County Police Department booking photo of Walls appears to match a photo uploaded to the Facebook page.
Walls is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.