Guy Killed Friend Because He Thought He Was Summoning Bigfoot
In Ada Oklahoma, a man was accused of killing his friend on Saturday. Why would this man kill his friend? The reason, he believes that his friend summoned Bigfoot to kill him...
Pontotoc County Sheriff John Christian said that 53-year-old Larry Sanders may face the consequences of first-degree murder if he is found guilty of Jimmy Knighten's death.
In the state of Oklahoma, First-degree murder is one of the most serious crimes and may be punishable by death.
FindLaw, a legal information website says, "In Oklahoma, a killing done without malice aforethought may also qualify as first-degree murder if the killing took place under certain specific circumstances."
The killing came to be known when Sanders told a family member he killed Knighten by the South Canadian River while they were out noodling, (fishing using bare hands) not to be confused with canoodling (kissing and cuddling amorously). That family member told another family member who reported it to the police.
When officers arrested Sanders he appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine based on his behavior, however, a blood test was not taken.
During a police interview with Sanders, he told officers the same story he told his family member including how he struck and strangled Knighten to death on July 9th because he believed Knighten called on Bigfoot to kill him.
Officers started searching the woods for Knighten's body on Saturday but did not find it until Sunday Afternoon. "The area is very wooded, there's a lot of small brush and large trees," Officer Christian said. "It was a difficult search to conduct and a large area to search."
Per press release, Sanders was arrested for murder in the first degree and remains in the Pontotoc County Jail.
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