Charges will be filed in 10-year-old Locust Grove cold case

Posted at 5:54 AM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 16:51:51-05

CHEROKEE COUNTY -- A man will be charged in an 10-year old double murder cold case out of Locust Grove. 

Cherokee County officials are expected to announce Friday that Justin Walker will be charged in the death of Jack and Elaine Denney. 

The two were found dead in their rural Locust Grove home by their daughter and her family on Christmas morning of 2007. 

The couple was shot to death. Deputies believe it happened two days before they were found. They said there was no sign of forced entry into their home. 

"Everyone uses the word closure, so in a sense yeah it's never going to change what happened but to know...yeah to have some answers why," the couple's daughter Sarah Keener told 2 Works For You several months ago. 'What was the purpose of this? Did you accomplish something?"

"I remember seeing pots still on the stove and the look on mom and dad's face of just that something is wrong," the Denney's granddaughter Kaelyn Hewitt said months ago.

Walker is currently in prison on unrelated charges including drugs, theft, assault and possession of firearms. 

At least once before, Walker was found incompetent to stand trial. 

If you have any information on the case or who Walker's accomplice could've been you're asked to call OSBI 1-(800) 522-8017 or the District 27 District Attorney Cold Case Hotline (918) 772-7568.

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