Man accused in parents’ deaths ordered to stand trial

The Associated Press - February 21, 2020 3:59 pm

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man accused of fatally shooting his parents has been ordered to stand trial on two counts of first-degree murder.

Oklahoma County Special Judge Kathryn Savage ruled Friday that there was enough evidence for 20-year-old Michael Elijah Walker to be tried in the March 2019 deaths of his parents.

Police say Walker told investigators that his parents were Satan worshippers who were sent him messages telepathically. A psychiatrist found Walker mentally competent to stand trial in December.

Walker’s attorney says his client is acutely paranoid and should be found not guilty by reason of mental illness.

 

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