Woman Charged in Fatal Stabbing of Brother Rice Teacher

A police investigation revealed Walker and Filan argued over money and a struggle began, which resulted in Walker allegedly stabbing Filan multiple times

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    Orland Park Police Department
    Police said Judge Donald Panarese signed a “no bond arrest warrant for first-degree murder” for Alisha Walker.

    A 20-year-old woman is being held without bond on first-degree murder charges after she allegedly stabbed and killed a beloved Brother Rice High School business teacher.

    Police said Judge Donald Panarese signed a “no bond arrest warrant for first-degree murder” for Alisha Walker.

    Walker was arrested Friday around 12:30 a.m. and taken into custody by members of the Orland Park Police Department, South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force and Fort Wayne Police Department. She is currently being held at the Allen County Jail in Fort Wayne, Ind. and is awaiting extradition, police said.

    Alan Filan, 61, was found dead in his southwest suburban home Tuesday. He was stabbed several times.

    Brother Rice Teacher Fatally Stabbed

    [CHI] Brother Rice Teacher Fatally Stabbed
    Longtime Brother Rice teacher Al Filan teacher was found dead in his southwest suburban home Tuesday. He died of “multiple stab and incise wounds,” according to an autopsy, which ruled the death a homicide. Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Brother-Rice-Teacher-Fatally-Stabbed-241522761.html#ixzz2rAwtHrBu

    Police said Walker confessed to being at the home of the victim on Jan. 18 after Filan contacted her via the internet site Backpage. A police investigation revealed Walker and Filan argued over money and a struggle began, which resulted in Walker allegedly stabbing Filan multiple times.

    Filan, 61, was chairman of the business department at the school and a business teacher. He taught at the school in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood for more than 30 years and was a well-known soccer coach in the area.

    Walker, who resides in Akron, Ohio, has prior arrests for drugs, prostitution, and battery, and had previously met Filan on at least two other occasions, police said.