(WMC-TV) - A Tipton County teenager testified in court today that demons tell him to kill. The disturbing story was heard hours before Jacob "Paco" Brown was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Brown is just 17, a year older than when he was charged with killing an elderly couple. Their family offered emotional testimony during the sentencing as well.
Brown will spend the rest of his life in prison for murdering an elderly couple in their Munford home. He claims he cries for his victims every night.
Ed and his wife Bea Walker were beaten to death with a baseball bat almost exactly one year ago.
A day after he was found guilty of first degree murder, Brown offered bizarre yet compelling testimony that demons speak to him.
"Demons - they tell me to kill people or kill myself," he said in court. Brown also described an imaginary little girl named Bella who tells him not to kill people.
"She's just a little girl," he said. "She comes around sometimes."
A diagnosed schizophrenic, a doctor claimed Brown may have heard voices that told him to commit the murders. He was also high on bath salts at the time.
One of the Walker's daughters testified that Brown caused her family to forever live in fear.
We lock doors, sleep with the lights on," said Christy Billings, the victims' daughter. "Sometimes we don't even sleep at night."
Brown's mother said he was a great kid until junior high when he started refusing to take his medication.
It only took the jury about an hour to sentence Brown.