Lawyer: Man charged in parents slayings pleads not guilty

FILE–This March 4, 2019 booking photo released by the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office shows Michael Elias Walker. Police say the 19-year-old Oklahoma man told his younger brother that he fatally shot their parents because they are communicating with him telepathically and were Satan worshippers. Walker has pleaded not guilty to the first degree murder of his parents death and his attorney, Derek Chance says that he will have to find Eli Walker declared mentally incompetent. (Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

EDMOND, Okla. – A 19-year-old Oklahoma man, described by his lawyer as mentally incompetent has pleaded not guilty to killing his parents at their suburban Oklahoma City home.

Michael Elias “Eli” Walker was arraigned Wednesday on first-degree murder charges in the March 4 shooting death of Michael Logan Walker and Rachel Walker in Edmond.

Attorney Derek Chance, and says that he expects that the filing of a motion detailing Eli Walker’s mental illness “in the next week or two.”

Walker’s family has not yet responded to requests for comment, but Maya Walker, the father’ s sister, told reporters after the funeral of the couple that the family prays Eli Walker will get the best care possible.

Police say Walker ‘ s 17-year-old brother told investigators that Walker said he killed their parents because they are communicating with him telepathically, and Satan worshipers.

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