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Woman Accused of Killing Brother Rice Teacher Coming to Illinois

An Ohio woman accused of stabbing Al Filan in his Orland Park home waived her extradition rights Monday, and will be taken from an Indiana jail to Cook County.

Alisha M. Walker. Credit: Orland Park Police Department
Alisha M. Walker. Credit: Orland Park Police Department

An Ohio woman charged with murder in the death of Brother Rice teacher Al Filan will be taken from an Indiana jail to Cook County, where she will face charges in court.

Alisha M. Walker, 20, of Akron, Ohio, waived her extradition rights during a hearing Monday morning in Allen County, Indiana, according to the Orland Park Police Department. When she will be transported hasn’t been set as of Monday afternoon.

Walker is accused of stabbing Filan on Jan. 18, after the two argued about money, police said. Walker and another woman came to Filan’s house after arrangements were made on a classifieds site Backpage.com, according to police. Walker and the other woman fled the scene. Walker was arrested in Indiana about a week later.

Since then, Walker’s family said she acted in self-defense, and was trying to protect herself and the other woman, after Filan threatened them.

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