Trial Date Set for Centreville Murder Case

Benjamin Walker will have a jury trial in Fairfax County Circuit Court on Aug. 23rd.

A grand jury in Fairfax County Circuit Court this week indicted Benjamin Luke Walker, of Centreville, in connection with , Ryah Leslie.

Walker's jury trial is now set for 10 a.m. on Aug. 23. Leslie's murder was the first in Fairfax County in 2012. As of yet, there is little public information about what happened the day she was killed, but court records outline some of the evidence against Walker.

A Fairfax County Deputy Sheriff, David Webb, testified at a recent preliminary hearing that Walker confessed to the murder. In court documents, prosecutors said that Walker arrived at the Adult Detention Center on Jan. 15th around 1 p.m. and asked to speak to a police officer. Deputy Sheriff David Webb replied that he wasn't a police officer, but as a deputy was able to help him. Walker then said that he wanted to report a murder.

Webb asked Walker who the murderer was, and gave him a pad of paper to write down the address. Walker then allegedly replied, "I did the killing," and wrote down the address, 5923 Gunther St. 

The sheriff's deputies noticed a sweet smell when they were talking to Walker, so they asked if he had been drinking. Walker, who'd been unemployed for two weeks before the day of the murder, allegedly replied that he had, the night before.

Ann Gross May 26, 2012 at 04:00 AM
He needs to get life or the death penalty. Murdering that poor girl was wrong and he deserves what he gets.
03/11 August 20, 2012 at 02:42 PM
03/11 I pray every day that he will never see the light of day again and the he is as terrifeid every day of his useless life as Ryah was the night he commited such a violent act againt her she never deserved. that. He however ever does ,and it proves what a coward he is.
a a September 06, 2012 at 12:43 AM
he doesnt deserve that. nobody does. youre a horrible person if you wish others to suffer. get help.
JP September 22, 2012 at 10:45 PM
He'snot a coward if he confessed. I will say this is a horrible thing that happened but the death penalty, really you're pushing it there. Va doesn't even have the death penalty, read a text book 3/11


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