An Oklahoma man sentenced to 14 life terms in prison has now admitted to the murder of his cellmate — who was convicted of killing his 14-month-old daughter.
On Sep.6, prison officials of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections discovered the lifeless body of Riley Walker, 29, during an early morning inspection. As a result, authorities secured his cellmate Aaron Stone, 43, before entering the cell to confirm the death.
Later, Stone admitted to killing his cellmate.
Walker was serving a life sentence without parole for the first-degree murder of his 14-month-old daughter Jalissa Walker in Oct. 2011.First responders discovered the baby’s lifeless body after being left in the bed for several hours. According to Crime Online, an autopsy revealed she died from a blunt force trauma to the head. As a result, Jalissa suffered a 4-inch skull fracture, one considerable bruising to the back of the head and two smaller bruises to the face.
In 2011, Comanche County District Judge Mark Smith handed Stone 14 life sentences, of which two were without paroles. He was convicted of two counts of first-degree rape, four counts of forcible sodomy, three counts of kidnapping, three counts of pointing a firearm, one count of first-degree robbery and one count of animal cruelty.
The charges stemmed from the heinous home invasion where Stone brutally raped and beat a Lawton family after kidnapping and holding them hostage for hours. In addition, the defendant had killed the family’s dog and used the family car to flee the scene.
Stone had not attacked the family at random. Instead, he had served time together previously with the brother of the family’s mother. He was arrested three days later after a one-hour standoff with the U.S. Marshals, reported Law and Crime.
To date, the Department of Corrections has not disclosed a motive for the killing. However, they were swift to issue a statement dispelling any connections of the killing with the coordinated multiple gang violence on Sep.3 that had led to the lockdowns of all Oklahoma’s prisons.