NORMAN — A 52-year-old man accused of dismembering his mother and storing some of her body parts in a freezer was arraigned Tuesday in Cleveland County District Court.
A district judge denied bond for Gerald David Hume due to the “gruesome nature of the alleged crime,” records show. He has not entered a plea.
Hume is charged with first-degree murder, two counts of feloniously pointing a firearm and desecration of a human corpse.
The defendant was taken into custody Nov. 14 after an 11-hour standoff with police at his mother's residence in far south Oklahoma City. Police found Janet Kay Hume, 77, dead in a bedroom.
Police say Gerald Hume confessed to shooting his mother.
The state medical examiner ruled Janet Hume's death a homicide and reported she died of multiple gunshot wounds. Authorities haven't said when she died.
Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said some of the victim's body parts — and a dead house cat — were found inside a freezer.
Police seized a reciprocating saw, safety glasses with blood on them and a bag full of bloodstained, cutup women's clothing, according to an inventory of items removed from the home.
Oklahoma City police Capt. Dexter Nelson said Gerald Hume had a history of run-ins with police because of the defendant's mental health, including one in August 2009 at his mother's home.
“Gerald was involved in an incident in which he boarded up the windows of the residence, and shot at vehicles as they drove by,” Detective David Jacobson wrote a search warrant affidavit.
Hume, who was living with his mother at the time of his arrest, is due back in court Dec. 11 for a preliminary hearing conference, records show.