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2nd mental exam set for man charged with parents’ deaths

The Associated Press - April 14, 2019 8:10 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A mental evaluation will continue for a 19-year-old Oklahoma man charged with killing his parents because he believed they were Satan worshipers.
Online court records show 19-year-old Michael Elijah Walker appeared in Oklahoma County District Court on Friday, where a review of his competency was postponed until June 21st.
Walker, who goes by Eli, is charged with two counts of first degree murder in the March 4th shooting deaths of 50-year-old Michael Logan Walker and 44-year-old Rachael Walker at the home they shared in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond.
An affidavit says that Walker’s 17-year-old brother told investigators that Walker said he killed their parents “because they were sending him messages telepathically and they were Satan worshipers.”
Eli Walker has pleaded not guilty and defense attorney Derek Chance has said Walker is “very mentally ill.”

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