Man accused of dismembering his mother arraigned on murder charge

A 52-year-old man accused of killing 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 due to the grisly nature of the crime, records show.
by Andrew Knittle Published: November 28, 2012
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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.

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by Andrew Knittle
Investigative Reporter
Andrew Knittle has covered state water issues, tribal concerns and major criminal proceedings during his career as an Oklahoma journalist. He has won reporting awards from the state's Associated Press bureau and prides himself on finding a real...
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