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Woman ordered to trial in death of Oklahoma City man

A Cleveland County judge Wednesday ordered an Oklahoma City woman to stand trial on first-degree murder in the beating death of a man in September.
BY JANE GLENN CANNON jcannon@opubco.com Published: March 10, 2011
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— A Cleveland County judge Wednesday ordered an Oklahoma City woman to stand trial on first-degree murder in the September beating death of a man.

Clara Ann Blocker, 39, is accused of killing Erik Scott Saxton, 41, by hitting him over the head with a crystal ball and a DVD player.

Blocker called 911 Sept. 16 to ask for a welfare check on Saxton, who she said was on the floor unconscious and unresponsive at his apartment at 3042 SW 89 in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma City homicide detective Ken Whitebird testified in a preliminary hearing for Blocker that the woman initially told him Saxton must have fallen or someone had beaten him.

Blocker, who is almost 6 feet tall, initially told the detective she wouldn't have done anything to hurt Saxton “because he's a little person,” Whitebird testified.

Saxton was 4 feet 5 inches tall and was partially paralyzed on his left side, Whitebird said.

Whitebird said Blocker later admitted she had argued with Saxton and hit him in the head first with a crystal ball, then struck him with a DVD player.

Blocker told Whitebird she had known Saxton for about a year and had been staying at his apartment for about a month when the two got into an argument, he testified.

Special Judge Steve Stice ruled evidence was sufficient to hold Blocker for trial. No trial date has been set.

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