The Staten Island military man accused of killing his Air National Guard girlfriend and their two young sons was arraigned Tuesday on murder charges and remanded into custody.
Shane Walker, 36, was charged with murder, manslaughter, arson and criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly slaying US Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Alla Ausheva along with the couple’s sons, Ivan, 2, and Elia, 3.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Staten Island Criminal Court, Walker started a fire inside the couple’s Palisade Street home about 3 p.m. Friday when he “knew” that Ausheva and the children were inside.
Walker had violated an order of protection that barred him from going near Elia and Ivan and to “refrain from assaulting” them, according to the complaint. The order of protection was valid until July 8.
Ausheva, a Russian native who came to the US to live the American dream, was later found badly bludgeoned on her bed — with the bodies of her apparently drowned children lying nearby.
Police sources told The Post Monday that Ausheva may have died from being stabbed in the neck — and said Walker led them to a knife.
Walker admitted to an investigator that he “put the knife in the drawer,” according to the complaint.
Donning white Tyvek pants and a blue sweater, Walker stared blankly during his brief arraignment at Staten Island Criminal Court, where he arrived shirtless and in an ambulance.
“Somebody had to get him a shirt,” a court officer told The Post.
Nearly two dozen court officers stood guard inside the courtroom as Walker was arraigned.
His court-appointed attorney, Yan Katsnelson, said his client has private counsel but that the court has been unable to reach that lawyer.
Walker “made no statements [to me],” Katsnelson told The Post after the arraignment.
“Apparently a private attorney filed something on his behalf,” he said.
A judge ordered Walker held without bail pending grand jury action on the charges on June 28.
On Monday, Walker attacked two NYPD officers on the way to his arraignment, which delayed the hearing until Tuesday.
He also was charged with two counts of assault for that incident, in which he head-butted a cop.
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