No bail for woman charged in Brother Rice teacher murder

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A Cook County Judge today denied bail for the woman accused of murdering a teacher from Brother Rice High School.

The judge said Alisha Walker, 20, can be viewed as a flight risk since she is from out of state.  Walker was arrested in Fort Wayne last Friday and returned to Cook County Wednesday.

Walker will stand trial for the murder of Brother Rice High School teacher Alan Filan, who was stabbed to death last week.

Filan was stabbed 13 times, including  wounds to the head and the chest. He also had defensive wounds.  Police found bloody footprints leading out of the home apparently made by high heeled shoes.

The defendant was tracked through an out of state cell phone.  The victim and defendant had exchanged text messages before she arrived at his home.

Walker appeared in court this morning wearing black leggings, black boots and a black and white fashion top which exposed a tattoo on her shoulder.  She appeared to be tearing up near the end of the hearing.

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office said Walker’s confession to police is on video.  Police say she confessed to stabbing Filan during an argument over money.

Walker has a record of prostitution and she says she traveled from her native Akron, Ohio, three times for encounters with Filan.

Walker’s next court date is February 19.

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