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UPDATE: Joppa Man Charged with Murder in Parkville Stabbing Deaths

Police said the man is the husband of one of the victims and the deaths are domestic related.

UPDATE: Joppa Man Charged with Murder in Parkville Stabbing Deaths UPDATE: Joppa Man Charged with Murder in Parkville Stabbing Deaths

(Update 9:21 p.m.)—A Joppa man is charged with two counts of murder in the stabbing deaths of two people in Parkville including a woman police said was the suspect's wife.

Bryant Keith Walls, 45, of the 300 block of Pulaski Highway in Joppa is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, Baltimore County police said. He was denied bail and is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Officers were called to the unit block of Solar Circle at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. A woman, identified as Okemia Lastezia Walls, 42, of the unit block of Venus Court, was found on the ground near the street. She was suffering from multiple stab wounds.

Okemia Lastezia Walls was pronounced dead at the scene. She was the wife of Bryant Keith Walls, according to a statement from the Baltimore County Police Department

While investigating, Walls allegedly approached officers and admitted his involvement in Walls' death. He also told officers that a second victim was in a home in the unit block of Venus Court in Parkville, police said.

A man, identified as William Henry Cunningham, 50, of the 800 block of North Patterson Park Drive in Baltimore, was also pronounced dead at that scene.


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