Oklahoma teenager brutally murders parents for being 'satan worshippers', sending him messages 'telepathically'
Michael Elijah Walker, 19, was arrested on charges of first-degree murder and is being held at the Oklahoma County Jail without bond after murdering his parents
A 19-year-old Oklahoma teenager who was arrested on suspicion of killing his mother and father killed them because he thought they were worshippers of Satan and sending him messages telepathically, according to an affidavit released this past week.
According to Fox News, 19-year-old Michael Elijah Walker's 17-year-old brother called police at around 2:30 am on Monday, March 4, after he woke up to the sound of gunshots and his mother screaming. He then saw his mother in the hallway and she told him to call 911 immediately.
He told the dispatcher that when he peered into the hallway again, he saw his brother walking around holding a gun and that the 19-year-old often carried the firearm with him, even while at the house, because he was paranoid.
When deputies arrived at the residence, they found the bodies of both parents, 44-year-old Rachel Walker and 50-year-old Michael Logan Walker. An affidavit filed in connection to the shooting states that the younger brother claimed Walker "shot their parents because they were sending him messages telepathically and they were Satan worshippers" and that the 19-year-old told him that "everything was OK, and he would bury the bodies."
Walker was subsequently arrested on preliminary first-degree murder charges, telling the police during an interview that his parents had not harmed him in any way and that he shot them after an argument erupted in his bedroom when he asked them a question about Satanism.
In the affidavit, detectives wrote that Walker confessed to shooting his father "anywhere I could hit him" after the 50-year-old "tackled" him. He also admitted to chasing and shooting his mother several times as she desperately tried to flee down the residence's hallway.
The teen claimed that, after shooting his mother, he returned to his bedroom to reload and shoot her again because he thought she was still alive. He also said he got a pillow that he placed over the back of her head and then shot her once or twice through the pillow "because the gun was very loud" and the "noise from the gunfire was hurting his ears."
When questioned further, Walker told investigators that "he believed he did the right thing" and that he "would react the same way if he had to do it over again." Jenny Wagnon, a police spokeswoman, said that investigators did not have any suspects beyond Walker and that the department does not expect any further arrests in connection to the shootings.
The 19-year-old is currently being held at the Oklahoma County Jail without bond.