Murder suspect had checkered past

Published: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 7:13 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 7:13 p.m.

The man who police say stabbed his estranged wife to death Monday morning in a hospital parking garage before later killing himself was a registered sex offender with a criminal history that includes charges of child rape and domestic violence.


Donations to victim's children

Anyone interested in making a donation to benefit Casey Wilsey's children may deliver or mail donations to Gainesville Pediatric Associates at 6440 W. Newberry Road, Suite 402. Make checks payable to Devin Nelson, who is Wilsey's eldest son and appointed guardian for her three youngest children, ages 8, 6 and 5.

Walker Gage Wilsey Sr. waited for Casey Renee Wilsey, 37, to arrive at work before 9 a.m., then stabbed her in the torso as she sat in a vehicle in the garage at North Florida Regional Medical Center, according to Gainesville Police.

Casey Wilsey, who lived in Bronson and was the mother of five, was a medical assistant who worked in the reception area at Gainesville Pediatric Associates, which is located in the hospital complex.

Walker Wilsey fled and was found Monday afternoon in a Daytona Beach home. His throat and wrists had been slit and two knives were found in the room in what police said was a suicide.

Daytona Beach police spokesman Jimmie Flynt said the home belonged to an acquaintance with whom Wilsey was staying in recent days.

Records show that Walker Wilsey, 46, of Bronson, was convicted of two counts of child rape in 1988 in Athol, Mass., at age 21. Athol is about 40 minutes away from Walker's hometown of Amherst, where according to his Facebook profile page he attended Amherst Regional High School.

Until his name change in 2003 in Alachua County, Walker was known as Gunny Dash Wilsey.

In 2000, he was arrested on charges of misconduct involving weapons in Tucson, Ariz., and later arrested again in 2001 for charges of drug solicitation violation and drug paraphernalia violation, according to Arizona Department of Corrections public records.

In a 1998 article in the Tucson Citizen, a 30-year-old bounty hunter named Gunny Dash Wilsey was arrested after officials said he and another bounty hunter chased and confronted a man who was not connected to the person they were after. Walker spent time in the Arizona State Prison and was released in 2002.

Sometime after his release, Wilsey moved to Florida, where in January 2003 a woman filed for a domestic injunction against him in Levy County.

Later in February of the same year, Wilsey was charged with false imprisonment in Alachua, but the charges were dropped because of insufficient evidence.

In September 2003, Wilsey changed his first and middle name to Walker Gage Wilsey, and a month later, he married Casey Nelson in Alachua County, according to public records.

About nine years later, an older male relative of Walker Wilsey named Daniel Wilsey, of Ocala, filed for a domestic violence injunction against him in May 2012, according to Marion County public records. Two days later, Walker Wilsey petitioned for an injunction against Daniel Wilsey, records show.

Last November, Casey Wilsey filed for a domestic violence injunction against her husband in Levy County. On Dec. 6, Wilsey registered as a sex offender in his temporary home in Homestead.

Five days later, Levy County records show Casey Wilsey filed for a divorce. One month and two days after the divorce filing, she was found dead in the North Florida Regional Medical Center parking garage.

NFRMC Vice President Jeremy Gallman said the hospital has four security officers per shift with a security manager on scene primarily in the day.

These security officers are responsible for the parking garages, the main hospital and the Women's Center, Gallman said. Gallman added that an attendant is also on site in the morning to screen comings and goings in the garage.

Casey Wilsey's coworkers at Gainesville Pediatric Associates are devastated, said Dr. Michael Wyatt, a doctor at Gainesville Pediatrics. Casey Wilsey, an off-and-on 10-year employee, had told her co-workers that she was in the process of divorcing Wilsey and was feeling good about the decision.

“It's been two of the worst days around here,” Wyatt said.

In a statement, Gainesville Pediatric Associates said Casey was a “loyal, hard-working employee, a loving and devoted mother and a faithful friend to many.”

The statement also said Gainesville Pediatrics has established a memorial fund for Casey's three youngest children.

Walker Wilsey's ex-wife, Denise Langlais, said Tuesday that Casey's kids were Casey Wilsey's whole world. The two became friends after Langlais' divorce from Walker.

“All she was trying to do was get out of a bad marriage, and he wouldn't take no for an answer,” she said. “Why he felt he had to take her life, I can't imagine.”

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