UC stabbing victim shows improvement

UC stabbing victim shows improvement
By CHRIS MENEES
Staff Reporter
A Union City woman injured in a brutal stabbing incident five weeks ago is making improvement as she continues to recover.
Christina Jimerson, 27, was seriously injured in an Oct. 11 attack at her home at 611 North Division St. in Union City. She sustained multiple stab wounds and was airlifted to Regional Medical Center in Memphis, where she underwent surgery.
Her family previously told The Messenger that Ms. Jimerson lost one eye and part of a finger in an attack in which she was stabbed some 60 times.
She has been staying in Memphis as she continues to receive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
“She’s doing better,” her stepmother, Martha Jimerson of Clinton, Ky., said by phone Wednesday afternoon. “She’s doing more for herself.”
Mrs. Jimerson said her stepdaughter recently underwent surgery on her hand and likely faces additional surgeries for the eye injury during the lengthy recovery period which lies ahead.
The man accused in Ms. Jimerson’s attack, 25-year-old Willie James Walker III of Greenfield, was arraigned last month in Obion County General Sessions Court on felony charges of attempted first-degree murder and theft over $1,000. Earlier this month, a request for a mental evaluation was granted and Walker’s preliminary hearing was rescheduled.
Walker, represented by the public defender’s office, is scheduled to return to court Dec. 11 for the preliminary hearing.
Staff Reporter Chris Menees may be contacted by email at cmenees@ucmessenger.com. Published in The Messenger 11.15.12

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