Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that an Essex County Grand Jury has indicted Yvonne Walker, 45, for the murder and robbery of 88-year-old Cassetta Blunt.
The grand jury returned a five-count indictment charging Walker with murder, felony murder, robbery, unlawful possession of a knife and possession of a knife for an unlawful purpose.
The indictment alleges that Ms. Blunt was fatally stabbed by Walker on June 15, 2011 during a robbery. Ms. Blunt was found dead inside her home from multiple stab wounds at 12:25 am. Walker would routinely come to the elderly woman’s home to do chores.
Walker is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges in the indictment before the Honorable Peter J. Vazquez, J.S.C., on Feb. 14 at 9 a.m.
These are accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they plead guilty or found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.