Steuernagel’s son charged with attempted murder

Christina Stavale

Sky Walker was indicted today on a charge of attempting to kill his mother, professor of political science, Gertrude Steuernagel, and assault on an officer.

However, the Portage County Probate Court has called for a motion of incompetency because, upon expert evaluation, Walker is said to have severe autism.

The competency hearing has not yet been set.

Attempted murder is a first degree felony, and assaulting an officer, a fourth degree felony.

Steuernagel has been at Akron City Hospital since Jan. 29 and is in critical condition.

– Christina Stavale