Ponca City, OK

Now: 82 °F

Currently: Fair

Hi: 82 °F | Lo: 78 °F

Saturday

Hi: 100 °F 

Lo: 78 °F

Sunday

Hi: 99 °F 

Lo: 76 °F

Monday

Hi: 94 °F 

Lo: 69 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 84 °F 

Lo: 64 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 85 °F 

Lo: 63 °F

Judge says murder suspect incompetent to stand trial

The Associated Press - June 20, 2019 11:18 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An Oklahoma judge says a 19-year-old man accused of fatally shooting his parents and who is described by his attorney as “very mentally ill” isn’t competent to be tried for first-degree murder.

Michael Elijah Walker was remanded to the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Wednesday and was committed to a state mental health hospital for treatment.

Walker is charged in the March 4 shooting deaths of 50-year-old Michael Logan Walker and 44-year-old Rachel Walker at their home in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond.

An affidavit says Walker’s sibling told police his older brother “shot their parents because they were sending him messages telepathically and they were Satan worshippers.”

Michael Walker’s defense attorney, Derek Chance, on Thursday called Walker “acutely paranoid and delusional.”

 

Latest Stories

New laws and budget

By Sen. Bill Coleman July brought with it new laws and a new state budget. To...

Two dead, one wounded in Tulsa gunfight at fitness center

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Authorities in Tulsa say two people are dead and a third person...

Kyle Dillingham to debut at Grand Ole Opry July 24

Americana and bluegrass fiddling phenom Kyle Dillingham is thrilled to announce he will be making his...