Dayton man accused of killing 6-year-olds in stolen cruiser crash wants to represent himself

A Dayton man accused of stabbing his father, stealing a police cruiser and causing the crash that resulted in the death of two children wants to represent himself in the case.

Raymond Walters, 32, filed a motion this month asking the court to allow him to represent himself in the case that could result in him going to prison for the rest of his life. The motion was filed shortly after Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Gerald Parker ordered a second opinion on whether Walters is competent at all to stand trial.

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He is charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated vehicular homicide, felonious assault, robbery, aggravated vehicular assault, failing to comply with a police officer and other offenses. He is due back in court on Feb. 29.

On Aug. 26, Walters allegedly stabbed his father multiple times, stole and crashed his truck, stole a police cruiser and then crashed it in front of the downtown Dayton Metro Library while driving about 97 mph, striking a van, resulting in the deaths of two 6-year-old girls.

Cousins Penelope Jasko and Eleanor McBride were best friends who did everything together, family of the girls told this news organization.

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Montgomery County Public Defender Michael Pentecost has represented Walters during his hearings so far in the case, and the attorney is still listed as a party in the case. A request for comment from Pentecost wasn’t returned this week.

No order granting or denying the motion has been filed by the judge.

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