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G. Daniel Walker

Real Name: G. Daniel Walker
Aliases: None known
Wanted For: Murder
Date: 1973


Details: G. Daniel Walker was a prison inmate who escaped from prison in 1973 while serving time for robbery and attempted murder. Several months after his escape, he murdered a television executive named William Ashlock in California and raped his fiancée, repeatedly proclaiming his love to her. After the murder, he forced her to help him cover up the crime.

William ashlock

William Ashlock

He was later arrested for William's murder. However, he claimed that he was innocent and that a "Mafia hit squad" was actually responsible. Walker defended himself in court, but was convicted of the murder and sentenced to seventeen years to life in prison.
During his Unsolved interview with FBI investigator Robert Ressler, he showed many signs of the "diabolical mind" condition, a theory that postulated that some people are unable to differentiate between right and wrong. He talked about his lengthy rap sheet, boasting about crimes that he had not been charged with. He also talked about escape attempts and his overall prison life. He also mentioned how there are similarities between the police and the criminals that they try to catch.
After the interview, Walker tried to get a shipment of poison sent to him while in prison in an attempt to kill a deputy district attorney that had prosecuted him. Although the attempt failed, it likely added to his sentence.
Extra Notes: Walker's case was not featured on Unsolved Mysteries; he was interviewed as a part of the Diabolical Minds Special which aired on November 3, 1991.
Results: Unresolved. Walker is still incarcerated at Salinas valley State Prison (CDCR #B54570) and has tried to appeal his conviction several times, but all attempts were unsuccessful. If he is paroled for the murder charge, he still faces a fifty-year sentence in federal prison.