A self-proclaimed devil worshipper charged in a 2016 Texas slaying has been arrested for killing again after being released on bond.
23-year-old Edward O’Neal was locked up for four years while awaiting trial in the stabbing death of his 16-year-old friend Ryan Roberts, according to local outlets.
In August, he was freed on a lowered $25,000 bond. But over the weekend O’Neal was taken back to prison, accused of gunning down his cousin’s ex-boyfriend, Derrick Mike.
The 39-year-old victim was found shot on Nov. 28 and was able to describe his assailant to officers before he died the next day, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Police said O’Neal confessed both murders to his mother, who told officers “that her son has mental issues and that she is afraid of what else he may do,” according to charging documents.
During the first incident, O’Neal’s mother told a local TV station that her son had been worshipping the devil and had killed two family pets.
He also admitted being a follower of Satan in a jailhouse interview with KPRC 2 but denied slaying his friend, the outlet reported.
O’Neal was committed to a mental institution for 120 days and originally found incompetent to stand trial. When he was deemed fit to stand trial, a judge cut his $50,000 bond in half at the request of his defense lawyer.
Christina Roberts, the mother of his alleged first victim blasted the court decision to free O’Neal.
“I told the DA he should not get out. He killed my son, he’ll be killing again,” She told ABC13.
O’Neal is now being held in jail without bond.