BRIDGEPORT — A Stratford man, accused of stabbing his mother to death in their home, was ordered held in lieu of $2 million bond on Monday.

Thomas Walker, 31, showed no emotion as he stood in his cell in the basement of the Golden Hill Street courthouse resting his head against the bars and watching his arraignment hearing via video .

“The state has a very strong case against Mr. Walker,” argued Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Kevin Dunn.

Superior Court Judge Tracy Lee Dayton said it was very disturbing that Walker was on probation for stabbing another relative when police said he killed his mother last Friday. “It’s a disturbing, sad case,” the judge added.

At 5:30 a.m. Friday, police said Walker went into the Stratford Police Department and told officers he wanted to “report a body.”

One of the officers noted that Walker had scratches on the right side of his face and what looked like blood on his sneakers, police said.

Officers were dispatched to Walker’s home on Baird Street. Police said they found Walker’s mother, Pamela Walker, sitting on the floor next to her bed with multiple stab wounds to her neck and chest.

In an interview with detectives, Walker told them he had been home with his mother when the two of them got into an “altercation,” police said. He was vague on the nature of the altercation and didn’t recall what happened next, police said.

Walker, police said, recalled changing his clothes and walking to the Police Department.

“We informed Thomas that his mother was found dead in his home. He showed no emotion,” police said.

Police said Walker’s sister told them he had a history of mental illness, describing him as “bat (expletive) crazy.” She said she had contacted his probation officer in an effort to get him mental health treatment, police said.

Police said last year Walker had gone to a cousin’s home in Bridgeport with a large knife, forced his way into the cousin’s home and stabbed the victim several times.

In December 2019, Walker pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and was sentenced to six months in prison followed by three years of probation.