Father says son who is accused of killing two family members should have never been let out of jail
Omaha, Nebraska: On Saturday, August 13, 93-year-old Marceline Teeters and her daughter 70-year-old Linda Walter died in their home. Marceline's grandson, 27-year-old Gage Walter, who was recently released from jail, is believed to be responsible for their deaths.
Currently Walter is behind bars in Polk County Iowa on charges related to second-degree theft, eluding arrest, speeding, driving on the wrong side of a highway and driving without a valid drivers license.
He is awaiting extradition back to Nebraska on two counts of first-degree murder, three counts of use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony and one count of attempted first-degree murder.
When Walter was located in Iowa, he was found driving a PT Cruiser which had been stolen from Linda and Marceline's residence. After a brief pursuit, Walter barricaded himself inside of a church for a period of time before surrendering to officers.
Walter's father, Chris Walter spoke with media explaining that his son had been released from Sarpy County Jail just three weeks ago despite his warnings.
"In jail, they would keep him in solitary confinement because he was so violent," Chris was quoted as saying. "I told (authorities) that if you have to keep him in solitary, what do you think he's going to do when he gets out?"
Chris went on to say that he had spoken to his son's attorney and warned him that he "is going to hurt someone. Then he attacked and killed the two people who loved him the most in this world. I didn't know he was going to hurt them, but I knew it would be someone."
"They should have never let him out of jail," Chris stated. "Every lawyer he's had for the last three cases, I've asked him, don't let him out, get him help."
In speaking with KETV, Chris disclosed that his son had been arrested 18 times as an adult on charges varying from terroristic threats, assaults, and possession of methamphetamine. They disclosed that he has a history of drug use and has been diagnosed as schizophrenic.
"Gage on medicine is an amazing young boy," Chris said. "He just had to be medicated all the time." According to his father's statements however, Walter would often refuse to take his prescription medication.
The attempted first-degree murder charge stems from an incident the day before Mercelene and Linda were killed. During that incident Walter is accused of attacking a man with a hammer. No clear motive for the attack has been determined at this time.
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