Army medic sentenced in death of wife over insurance money

5 days ago

Honolulu news, Hawaii news.

A former Army medic convicted of hiring a woman he met online to kill his wife so he could gain $400,000 from her life insurance policy received a 35-year behind bars sentence.

40-year-old Michael Walker has previously entered a guilty plea to second-degree murder as a deal with prosecutors which avoided him a first-degree murder charge.

In September 2014, Walker and Ailsa Jackson began dating after they met via an online website. He later gave her a key to a residence where he lived with his wife, Catherine Walker. He encouraged Jackson to kill his 38-year-old wife because if she died, he would benefit from her life insurance policy.

Jackson who has mental issues entered the home and stabbed Catherine repeatedly and has not left until she lost her life.