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Feb 20, 2013 7:53 PM by Jacqui Heinrich, jheinrich@koaa.com

New details released in Valentine's Day murder of soldier

New details have been released in the Valentine's Day murder of 28-year-old Kimberly Walker, a soldier from Fort Riley, Kansas. Walker was found dead at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Colorado Springs last week after police responded to a welfare check.

The arrest affidavit states that Montrell Mayo, a Fort Carson soldier and prime suspect in the case, admitted to his supervisor in a phone call "I think I killed my girlfriend" after the two had an altercation at the hotel. The affidavit states Mayo told his supervisor that Walker was threatening his career when he hit her with a glass then "doesn't remember anything". Mayo then hung up the phone. Mayo's supervisor attempted to call Mayo back and Mayo's grandmother, who lives in Greenville, NC, answered the phone. She provided Mayo's supervisor with Walker's hotel room number and asked that he check on the woman's condition. The supervisor then called police, who responded to the scene and found Walker dead. Blood was found on the bed sheets, clothing, and sink.

An autopsy report confirms Walker was strangled, although the arrest affidavit states Mayo struck her then blacked out.

Mayo is currently in the process of being extradited from North Carolina, where he turned himself in to police, back to Colorado Springs where he faces a first degree murder charge.

 

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