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|“||Everyone will wanna learn about the religion that drove the boy crazy.||„|
|~ Walker explaining his motive for torturing and framing Elian Morales.|
Hollis Walker Jr. is the main antagonist of the Criminal Minds episode "Corazón". He is a college professor and serial killer who murders people in ways influenced by the African religions he teaches about in order to create publicity for his own academic work.
He is portrayed by Chris Butler.
Walker's father, Hollis Walker, Snr., was a renowned professor of indigenous African religions; he was also an abusive tyrant who mercilessly beat his wife and son, eventually driving the former to commit suicide. His father's abuse and the loss of his mother molded Walker into a violent sociopath. When he was twelve, his preparatory school performed a psychological exam on him, which revealed aggressive, antisocial tendencies. Rather than get the boy the help he needed, the elder Walker shipped him off to boarding school, and would not even let come home for the holidays.
As an adult, Walker became a college professor specializing in African religions, just like his father. He was particularly interested in Palo Mayombe, an Afro-Cuban religion that emphasizes ritual ceremonies with human bones and organs. He was on track to receive tenure with a planned series of academic papers on the practice, and wanted to attract publicity that he hoped would outdom and impress, his father. To that end, he planned to generate publicity by committing a series of murders utilizing aspects of Palo Mayombe and frame an actual practitioner of the faith, a young man named Elian Morales who is mentored by a Mayombe nganga (ritual leader) named Julio Ruiz.
Walker begins the cycle of murders by killing a homeless man in the community, and, a week later, two others who live in the area. He then tortures and kills Jimmy Mercado, a friend of the homeless victim, along with his dog. In all the murders, he mutilates the victim's bodies and ritualistically removes organs such as the tongue and the brain.
The murders attract the attention of the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), and agents Derek Morgan and Spencer Reid interview him about Afro-Cuban religion, unaware that he is the killer.
Walker plants evidence in Morales' apartment and kidnaps him, intending to inject him with a lethal dose of heroin to make it look he committed suicide. When Ruiz unexpectedly arrives looking for Morales, Walker takes him hostage, as well, and takes them both to Ruiz's former foster home, planning to kill them.
At that moment, however, Reid arrives, having deduced Walker's guilt and the site of his final murders. Reid tries to reason with Walker, saying that, for his plan to work, he has to get caught; he also tells Walker that the murders are more about venting his anger at his father than becoming famous. Angered by the mention of his father, Walker becomes distracted long enough to allow Reid to knock him unconscious. As he is taken into custody, Walker asks if his father will know about how he planned and carried out the murders.