Sun Trust executive fatally stabbed in neck, in near West End home

Posted at 7:40 PM, Apr 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-04 21:16:30-04

RICHMOND, VA - A SunTrust executive was stabbed in his neck and the manner of his death was homicide, according to the Chief Medical Examiner's Office.

Richmond police said Brian Szabo was stabbed to death inside his home on Westmoreland Street early Saturday morning. 

Investigators arrested 26-year-old Nigel Walker approximately three hours after the stabbing. 

Walker had left the home, but returned and surrendered to police.

Brain Szabo

Brain Szabo was found murdered

Walker is charged with 1st-degree murder and felony stabbing in connection to the incident. 

He is currently being held without bond at the Richmond City jail.

Szabo, who owned the home on Westmoreland Street where the incident occurred, worked at SunTrust for more than 26 years, according to a company spokesperson.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of a truly outstanding leader and friend. Our heart is with the family at this very difficult time," said Michael McCoy with SunTrust.

Nigel Walker is charged with murder

Nigel Walker is charged with murder

Szabo's family told CBS 6 that Walker was "someone the family trusted." 

The exact relationship between Szabo and Walker remains unclear; however, court documents showed that Walker was living at the Westmoreland Street home. 

Those same documents said that Walker moved to Virginia eight months ago, has no family ties in the area, was not employed, and received money each month for a "mental disability."

Exactly eight months ago, Walker was arrested in Savannah, Georgia, and charged with theft by shoplifting, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, and public indecency following an incident there, according to the Chatham County (GA) Sheriff's Office. 

His social media accounts indicate that Walker served in the military.

Monday, a woman at Szabo's home declined to comment for this story. Walker will remain behind bars until his next court appearance.