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Multiple gunshot wounds killed parents allegedly shot by son

October 25, 2019
FILE - This March 4, 2019, booking file photo released by the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office shows Michael Elijah Walker. Walker, the son of suburban Oklahoma City couple whom investigators say was killed by their son, both died of what the state medical examiner's office says were "multiple gunshot wounds." Autopsies released Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, say Michael Logan Walker suffered seven gunshot wounds while his wife, Rachel Walker, suffered 10 gunshot wounds. The two died in their Edmond home in March. Their son, Michael Elijah Walker, was arrested on murder charges.(Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
FILE - This March 4, 2019, booking file photo released by the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office shows Michael Elijah Walker. Walker, the son of suburban Oklahoma City couple whom investigators say was killed by their son, both died of what the state medical examiner's office says were "multiple gunshot wounds." Autopsies released Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, say Michael Logan Walker suffered seven gunshot wounds while his wife, Rachel Walker, suffered 10 gunshot wounds. The two died in their Edmond home in March. Their son, Michael Elijah Walker, was arrested on murder charges.(Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A suburban Oklahoma City couple whom investigators say was killed by their 19-year-old son both died of what the state medical examiner’s office says were “multiple gunshot wounds.”

Autopsies released Thursday say 50-year-old Michael Logan Walker suffered seven gunshot wounds while his wife, 44-year-old Rachel Walker, suffered 10 gunshot wounds.

The two died in their Edmond home in March. Their son, Michael Elijah Walker, was arrested on murder charges after his brother told police his sibling said he “shot their parents because they were sending him messages telepathically and they were Satan worshippers.”

Defense attorney Derek Chance has called the suspect “very mentally ill.” A judge has ruled him incompetent for trial and ordered him to undergo mental health treatment with a competency review scheduled for Nov. 22