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16-year-old confesses to killing elderly couple and apologizes

By Justin Hanson - bio | email

MUNFORD, TN (WMC-TV) - A Tipton County teen accused of killing an elderly Munford couple has apologized for his actions.

As he was led out of the Tipton County Jail late last week in handcuffs, 16-year-old Jacob Brown - known as Paco to his friends - only had one thing to say: I'm sorry.

Brown is charged with two counts of premeditated first degree murder, two counts of felony first degree murder, and aggravated burglary.  He's accused of killing Munford residents Ed and Bertha Walker with a baseball bat inside their home last month.

During a preliminary hearing last week, TBI agent Mark Reynolds testified Brown confessed to him about the killings.

"He dropped his head and his whole body language," Reynolds said. "I told him, 'It's going to be okay,' and he said, 'It's not going to be okay. I did this.'"

During disturbing testimony, Scott Locke, a neighbor of the Walkers, said he and Brown had conversations about their nosy neighbors. Locke said Brown suggested killing them, but he thought it was a joke.

On the stand, Locke described the day last month whet 80-year-old Ed Walker and his wife Bea were found beaten to death.

According to Lock, at approximately 2:20 p.m., Brown sent a text message that reportedly said, "You wanted your nosy neighbors dead, right?"  

Later that afternoon, Locke said Brown told him, "It's done."

A clinical psychologist took the stand and said Jacob Brown was mentally competent to stand trial. He's expected to be indicted by a Tipton county grand jury this week.

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