Woman With 'Demonic Look' Arrested for Fatal Stabbing During Sex: Police

A Tennessee woman has been charged with stabbing a man to death during sexual intercourse at a motel on Saturday.

Christina Nicole Walker, 32, is suspected of fatally stabbing a 44-year-old man inside a room at the HomeTowne Studios motel in Nashville, Tennessee, according to a release from the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. Police issued a criminal homicide warrant for Walker on Saturday morning before locating her at an apartment that night.

Police officers dispatched to the motel room found the man lying on his back next to a bed, according to an affidavit obtained by Newsweek. He had been stabbed multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A witness told officers that Walker had been staying at the motel for a short time. The victim had arrived on Friday to "hang out" and "possibly solicit sex" from Walker and the witness. The witness declined to participate but Walker allegedly agreed.

Motel Room
A Tennessee woman has been charged with stabbing a man to death during sexual intercourse at a motel on Saturday. Here, a motel room in El Paso, Texas, in 2018. Andrew Lichtenstein / Contributor/Corbis News

"During a sexual act, the defendant got enraged, grabbed a knife, and attacked the victim, killing him," said the affidavit.

The witness attempted to stop Walker, but fled after the suspected killer allegedly "attempted to cut [her]."

A second witness told police that he knew Walker and went to check on her after the first witness told him what happened.

He said to officers that "he observed the defendant, covered in blood with 'a demonic look' on her face."

Walker then attempted to get in the vehicle of a third witness, who found out what she had done and asked her to leave the car, which she did. All three witnesses independently identified Walker as the suspect.

About one in five women and one in seven men nationwide report having experienced severe physical violence from an intimate partner, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). U.S. crime data also suggests that one in five homicide victims are killed by an intimate partner, with half of female victims killed by a current or former male intimate partner.

Survivors of intimate partner violence can suffer not only from physical injuries but also from long-term health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, reproductive problems and nervous system issues. Women who suffer from domestic abuse are more likely to die from any cause, according to a study from U.K. researchers in 2020. Survivors can further suffer from depression and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Intimate partner violence also comes at a hefty cost to the greater society. The lifetime economic cost associated with medical services, lost work, criminal justice and other expenses was $3.6 million, according to a CDC estimate. The cost over a victim's lifetime was $103,767 for women and $23,414 for men.