Tacoma woman sentenced to 15 years for killing her 2-year-old son

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walker2TACOMA — A Tacoma mother who called 911 last year to confess she had killed her 2-year-old son was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday.

Aleesha Walker, 29, earlier pleaded guilty in Pierce County Superior Court to second-degree murder in the death of Noah Sanford.

On March 30, 2012, Walker called 911 about 7 a.m. and told the operator she had just “murdered her child,” court documents stated. She told the operator she struck the child’s head on a dresser and made a comment about smothering him. She also said that voices in her head had been telling her to hurt the boy.

When officers arrived on the scene, they saw the toddler, naked on the floor with dried blood spots on his face.

“God know what I did,” Walker allegedly told officers at the scene. “I’m bad for doing what I did, I did it to my baby. He’s gone.”

A Pierce County medical examiner said the autopsy showed that the boy had suffered head injuries, but that they were not fatal and the likely cause of death was smothering.

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  • guest

    15 years are not nearly enough for this sweet innocent child (or any child for that matter.) Hang her and the sooner the better. Prison is too good for her.

  • jeff

    I'm tired of the individuals who need to take medication for psychosis have the right to not take their medication and are allowed to commit murder with little or no consequence.

  • JoJo

    So so sad….15 years is NOT enough, hopefully she is killed in prison…chances are when she gets out she will have another child and do the same thing…

  • jeff

    The only way we are going to be protected if we protect ourselves. The fact is the justice system is not going to do that at all. Where's the justice in this?

  • Susie

    I was in Pierce county jail with her about a year ago right when she first got there. She told some of us girls stories about how she’d lost her mind. She said when she arrived at the jail she thought she had been taken captive by Russians and the world was at war and coming to an end. She said she had poured her koolaid packet into the toilet and was drinking out of it like a dog. After a month or so, she had fallen into a pattern like most girls do and had gotten more comfortable (she had bad anxiety the whole time).. She was back on her meds. She came to the table I was seated at to show us pictures she has just received in the mail of her son that she murdered. It made me sick to my stomach. I’m obviously not a doctor of any kind, so I can’t diagnose her mental illness, but in my personal opinion, she wasn’t bipolar or schizophrenic or anything like that… She wanted attention & was lying. Maybe I’m wrong, but that’s just what I took from the month I spent with her in county jail. She should have been convicted of murder in the first in my opinion.

  • Tabatha

    As a woman who cannot have children. It's people like this that piss me off! Give me your child, give your family your child, give your child to dfacs, do SOMETHING!!! I would give anything to have children. You had no idea how freaking lucky you were! and you destroyed the one thing I'll never have. Just another example of what I'll never understand, why some people are able to procreate and I cannot. URGH!

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