Jerrod Murray | The Politest Confession of a Murderer
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Published at : 06 Nov 2020
An admitted killer who suffers from delusions he is the king of the world and believes he sees ghosts was found not guilty of first-degree murder by reason of insanity.
Jerrod Murray, who turns 21 next week, was committed to a state mental hospital in Vinita for treatment. He cannot be released unless a judge agrees he is no longer a danger to society. As of March 2019, Jerrod Murray still has not been released, although eligible.
Murray was arrested Dec. 6, 2012, after shooting a fellow freshman at East Central University in Ada. He was from Asher, where he had a reputation of being odd for wearing the same suit daily.
He admitted to investigators that he had planned to kill someone for about three weeks before and had no remorse, according to court affidavits.
The victim, Generro Sanchez, 18, of Stuart, had agreed to give Murray a ride to Walmart for $20. Once in the truck, Murray pulled out a stolen handgun and forced the victim to drive into the country.
He shot Sanchez in the head inside the slow-moving truck as he begged for his life, prosecutors said. He then pulled Sanchez from the truck after it had crashed into a tree and shot him again in the head.
Pottawatomie County District Judge John G. Canavan Jr. ruled Murray was not guilty by reason of insanity after learning both a defense expert and a prosecution expert agreed the killer did not know right from wrong at the time of the shooting.