Son accused in parents' murder appears in BR court Thursday
BATON ROUGE - An extradition hearing Thursday to determine if a man from Baton Rouge will be returned to Tennessee to face charges for his parents' murder will be rescheduled because the suspect was not ready to make a decision.
Joel Michael Guy, 28, faces two counts of first-degree murder following the discovery of his parents bodies at their Knoxville, Tennessee home after Thanksgiving. Authorities believe Guy killed his parents when they told him they were cutting him off. Guy's accused of dismembering the bodies and trying to dissolve the pieces in acid.
Guy was arrested this week after returning to Baton Rouge. Authorities from Tennessee were in Louisiana to make the arrest.
Guy was scheduled to appear in district court in downtown Baton Rouge Thursday morning. Guy will either waive extradition and be sent back to Tennessee to face charges or fight extradition, forcing state leaders to get involved in an eventual return to Knoxville. The hearing was rescheduled for next week.
Knox County investigators said Guy's parents had multiple stab wounds and described the crime scene as "very gruesome" and "horrific."
Following the hearing Thursday, Guy was taken back to jail where a WBRZ TV crew recorded video of him being escorted from a police car to the facility. Guy walked slowly between two officers, hobbling in an orange jumpsuit and shackled. Video of the walk is attached to this story.
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