He stabbed his mother approximately 30 times with a kitchen knife and left her for dead. Now, he'll be spending nearly two decades in prison.
Taylor Wesley Walter, 30, of Brookville, Ohio, was sentenced to a total of 19 years in prison, 15 for killing his mother and four more for a a burglary count, according to WHIO-TV.
Th e Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office announced Walter's sentence last month.
According to WHIO, on Feb. 12, 2020, Walter's aunt reported not being able to reach her sister, 60-year-old Donna L. Walter via phone or text. She then called a neighbor to check on Donna Walter, who they found "unconscious and bloody," according to the prosecutor's office.
Walter was pronounced dead on scene by Perry Township police and Brookville medics. An autopsy found that she had been stabbed approximately 30 times with a kitchen knife.
According to WSET, Taylor Walter was arrested Feb. 13 in an Englewood Meijer parking lot.
Police had previously said that Walter had a long rap sheet that included domestic violence calls in the past.
"He had been arrested in the past by us for domestic violence (and) some drug charges," Perry Township Police Chief Tim Littleton previously told WSET. "We arrested him a few times on outstanding warrants. We've been out there numerous times because he's been high on methamphetamine."
Taylor Walter was convicted on two counts of murder, one count of felonious assault with a deadly weapon and one count of felonious assault causing serious physical harm.
According to WHIO, Walter was under indictment for aggravated possession of drugs for a Sept. 3, 2019, incident. He was also indicted in June 2020 for burglary and having weapons while on disability.
WHIO reported that the prosecutor's office said Walter won't be eligible for parole until he servces at least 19 years.