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High-Heel Shoes Tracked Beloved Teacher's Blood to His Front Door

Young woman accused in Brother Rice teacher's death held without bail. Prosecutor says she stabbed him 13 times.

A trail of bloody, high-heel shoe footprints marked a path from Al Filan's slain body to his front door, prosecutors said Thursday, and the trail of evidence led police to a 20-year-old Ohio escort with a history of prostitution arrests.

Filan, a teacher at Brother Rice High School for almost 40 years, was stabbed 13 times and died in the kitchen of his Orland Park home where he was found Jan. 21. Prosecutors said Alisha Walker, a prostitute Filan found on Backpage.com, argued with Filan over money and stabbed him in the chest and behind his ear. He also sustained defensive wounds to his arms.

Walker appeared before a Cook County judge Thursday to face first-degree murder charges and was held without bail.

Assistant State’s Attorney John Dillon said police found Walker after examining Filan's phone and finding text messages to a phone number connected to Backpage.com, a notorious hookup site for prostitutes and johns.

The young woman's family claims Filan threatened Walker and a companion with a knife and she killed him in self-defense.

Filan was found on Jan. 21 when he didn't show up at school. Police then tracked Walker down in Indiana on Friday, Jan. 24. She was taken into custody and held at the Allen County jail until she waived extradition and was returned to Cook County on Wednesday.

A memorial service for Filan will take place at the school Friday, the Sun-Times reports. Filan was chairman of Brother Rice's business department and coached soccer at Andrew High School in Tinley Park for more than 10 years. 

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Brad Bennett February 07, 2014 at 10:28 AM
Your resorting to name calling clearly defines you. I'm now just hoping you don't have to die for your crimes or defending those of others. Rest in peace, my friend.
Tony February 07, 2014 at 06:28 PM
Off topic but good luck to you sir
Harry Callahan February 07, 2014 at 08:47 PM
@Tony hey dumbnuts did you really read my comment on Filan or are U just putting words in that I didn't say,well Tony do U really know what the f your talking about there are thousands of records of people that experienced violent run-ins both male and female in the prostitution business now were do I say anything bad in my comment about the teacher other than with his so call knowledge that he enter a world he didn't know much about because U get something U enjoy U really don't know what is on the other side of the picture now take your butt and go bark at the moon and Tony about helping a old lady across the street I would probally cause U to have a heart attack if I showed U my record of Valor.
Tamara February 08, 2014 at 04:04 AM
why do u have to resort to name calling? what's done is done. This is why there is so much hatred in the world today. u don't even know one another yet you are assuming. so sad.
Tony February 12, 2014 at 02:02 AM
Callahan. I said shut the pie hole. Go take your live by the sword comment to a surviving family member or shoot your mouth off at the mans funeral or wake. Yea, thought so...not such an innocent comment after all. Certain areas legalize this trade in the US and I certainly do not condone it but the man didn't deserve to get hacked to death nor should derogatory comments be made. And your comment is derogatory. Who's the dumnuts or You may just simply be a social Baffoon frequently inserting foot in mouth.

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