Son accused of stabbing mother to death in Perry Twp. indicted

Suspect in mother's deadly stabbing has lengthy past of crime

PERRY TWP., Montgomery County — The son of a woman stabbed to death at her home on Brookville -Pyrmont Road last February was indicted today for murder and felonious assault.

Taylor Walter, 28, will be arraigned on the charges that stem from his mother Donna Walter’s death on Feb. 12.

>> Suspect in mother’s deadly stabbing has lengthy past of crime, drug abuse

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It was that day that Donna Walter’s sister became concerned that she couldn’t reach her.

“The sister called a neighbor of the victim and asked her to check on the victim,” prosecutors said. “The neighbor found the victim, unconscious and bloody, and called 911.”

An autopsy showed that Donna Walter had been stabbed about 30 times with a kitchen knife.

Taylor Walter was arrested later that day in his car in the Meijer parking lot in Englewood.

Earlier that morning, Perry Twp. Police Chief Tim Littleton arrived at the house to talk to Donna Walter.

A police report shows she told police her son had stolen her car, threatened her and pushed her. She told police she wanted her son to be arrested and put in jail.

That was not the first time she reported similar behavior from her son.

A public records request shows that police responded to the Walter home eight times — all to deal with Taylor Walter, who was arrested during four of those visits.

One of those arrests came just two and a half weeks before Donna Walter’s death.

A report shows police arrested Taylor Walter for stealing his mom’s car, and when they searched it they found a syringe.

In early January 2020, police went to the home on Brookville Pyrmont Road because Donna Walter said her son was stealing from the house.

On Dec. 19, 2019, police were at the house to speak with Donna Walter’s brother. He said he was concerned Taylor Walter would hurt his mother.

Police arrested Taylor Walter in November 2019 and August 2019 for domestic violence.

And the month prior, a report shows Donna Walter found her son unconscious. He said he had used methamphetamine and fentanyl.