Prosecutors release jail recording of fatal attack

Prosecutors Monday released a jail recording of the fatal attack on an inmate who had agreed to be a cooperating witness in a federal drug investigation. Six men who had been in the same pod in the Grady County jail are charged with first-degree murder in the death.
by Nolan Clay Published: January 7, 2013

CHICKASHA — Prosecutors released a jail recording Monday of the fatal attack on an inmate who had agreed to be a cooperating witness in a federal drug investigation.

The victim, Anthony John Mollman, died May 17 after suffering a heart attack caused by blows to the head during the nighttime attack inside the Grady County jail.

Six men who were in the same jail pod have been charged with first-degree murder in the death. A judge Monday ordered one defendant, Cody Sitlington, 31, to face trial.

Special Judge Timothy Brauer ruled after watching the recording made from a camera placed high in the jail pod. Prosecutors released copies of the recording to the media after it was played in court.

Mollman, 46, was an admitted drug offender who supplied methamphetamine to the Rogues Motorcycle gang. At the time of his death, he was a federal inmate being held at the Grady County jail while awaiting sentencing.

The judge is expected to see the recording again during preliminary hearings for the five other defendants. Those hearings are set for later this month.


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by Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter
Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials,...
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