2nd mental exam set for man charged with parents’ deaths
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 worshippers.
Online court records show 19-year-old Michael Elijah Walker appeared in Oklahoma County District Court Friday where a review of his competency was postponed until June 21.
Walker, who goes by Eli, is charged with two counts of first degree murder in the March 4 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 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 worshippers,”
Eli Walker has pleaded not guilty and defense attorney Derek Chance has said Walker is “very mentally ill.”