‘Murder 1st Degree’ Charges Filed Against Two In Death Of Des Moines Woman
On Friday, June 24th, King County Prosecutors filed charges against Daniel Alexander Threadgill, 23, and Synae Araya McMillon-Cooper, 21, with ‘Murder First Degree’ for the alleged murder of Jennifer Walstrand in Des Moines in August, 2010 (download a PDF of the charging documents here).
Arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday, July 6 at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent.
Both defendants were arrested Tuesday, June 21st, and remain in jail, being held without bail.
The Seattle P-I is reporting:
McMillon-Cooper – also known as Araya McMillon – and Walstrand were both “high-end” call girls working for the same pimp. Investigators claim the McMillon-Cooper was jealous and angry with Walstrand, and conspired with Threadgill, a club promoter and Bellevue resident, to kill her.
Prosecutors contend McMillon-Cooper tackled Walstrand and looked on while Threadgill stabbed her repeatedly. Witnesses – who came forward months after the killing – told investigators McMillon-Cooper urged Threadgill on as a gravely-injured Walstrand begged for her life.
Writing the court, Senior Deputy Prosecutor Scott O’Toole described the attack as “the brutal and senseless murder of a woman who posed no threat to them.”
Read the P-I’s full report here.
Read more about this crime at our sister site, The Waterland Blog, here.