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.