Sarah Anne Walker
40 Years Old

January 14, 1966 to July 8, 2006

In Dubuque, Iowa, Sara Anne Walker was the first of three born to Joe and Carol Walker in 1966. After living in California, El Paso, and Arizona the family moved to Dallas, Texas where she attended junior high, high school and college. She earned a Master’s degree in Business and was working on a Theological degree in 2006. She looked forward to Bible Study classes and was a committed Bible reader. The Book’s message filled her with motivation and hope.
Sarah had the energy of a steam engine. The only difference, she never ran out of steam. Her presence made a once drab room become enthusiastic, animated –alive. She had a great sense of humor. She filled others with happiness. To converse with her, you’d think you were the funniest person on the planet. She’d laugh at all of your jokes.
Early in her career Sarah landed in real estate, starting out leasing apartments and moved on to selling homes for builders like David Weekly Homes, Sovereign Homes, Highland and Huntington Homes. After the birth of her second son, she went to work for DR Horton Homes. Always kind and helpful, Sarah supported and promoted friends careers, steering them into real estate, telling them, “Yes! You can do it too,” networking them into the business. Winning numerous achievement awards for outstanding sales, she spent a total of 20 years in real estate.
Her spirited, bubbly personality drew her to attractions around the world, from Hawaii to the Bahamas; to Aruba; to Scotland, She was a great athlete; playing tennis and golf. She had just purchased a new home. She looked forward to spending time using the neighborhood’s par-three golf course, showing her son how to play.
She had two children that she loved as a rose loves it petals: Sarah gave them life. They let her blossom. She’d sit and play with them like she was still a kid herself. She’d take them to Six Flags, the water park, and on vacation to the beach. She taught them how to play competitive card games most importantly, how to be a friend. Her youngest son turned four years old, three weeks after she died.
Sarah never complained. The only time she was a victim—July 8, 2006—a victim of a violent crime.


On July 8, 2006, in McKinney, Texas, (a thriving suburb 30 minutes north of Dallas), Sarah was working in a DR Horton model home when Kosoul Chanthankoummane, an Asian male and convicted felon paroled from North Carolina to Texas four months earlier, entered the front door posing as a potential buyer. In broad daylight, he beat her in the head with a wooden plant stand, strangled her, bit her on the neck like an animal, and stabbed her 33 times in the head, neck, heart and upper torso. He stole her new Rolex watch which upgraded the charges to Capital Murder. A $50,000.00 reward was offered by different area business, including Schepps Dairy, and later distributed by the McKinney Police Department.

He was arrested in September of 2006. Witnesses placed him in the area and the forensics lab matched DNA from a database sample against a blood sample from the crime scene. Later, the bite mark was also used as evidence. It matched the killer’s dental impression. In October of 2007, a Collin County jury found him guilty of Capital Murder. Within a day’s time, he was transferred to Texas’ Death Row to contemplate his own fate while his appeals run their course and eventually run out.

During the trial, he showed no remorse, unmoved by the stench of his own evilness.

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Sarah Walker