Jamie Rose Bolin

Jamie Rose Bolin Coverage

  • Purcell murder trial pushed back until June
    Defense plans to seek moving case out of the county because of publicity.

    By Chad Previch | Published: Fri, Dec 15, 2006

    PURCELL — The first-degree murder trial of Kevin Ray Underwood, who police said intended to eat a girl's body, was moved Thursday to June 1 in McClain County. But Underwood's defense team told District Judge Candace Blalock they plan to file a motion to move the trial out of the county, which...

  • Purcell man arraigned in girl's killing

    By Chad Previch | Published: Wed, Sep 20, 2006

    PURCELL -- A judge today set a May 7 trial date for Kevin Underwood, who is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the April slaying of 10-year-old Jamie Rose Bolin. Underwood, 26, was formally arraigned today in the McClain County Courthouse. A judge entered a...

  • 'I'm going to burn in hell,' suspect says

    By Anthony Thornton | Published: Wed, Aug 23, 2006

    PURCELL - Moments after confessing to the grisly murder of a 10-year-old neighbor, Kevin Ray Underwood confided to an FBI agent, "I'm going to burn in hell," the agent testified Tuesday. Craig Overby was the only witness to testify at Underwood's 90-minute preliminary hearing. Afterward,...

  • Hearing set for man accused of killing Purcell girl

    By Sean Murphy | Published: Mon, Aug 21, 2006

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A man accused of killing a 10-year-old girl in what prosecutors described as a cannibalistic plot is scheduled to appear in a McClain County courtroom Tuesday for a preliminary hearing. Kevin Ray Underwood, 26, of Purcell, is charged with first-degree murder in the...

  • Hearing prepared for murder suspect

    By Chad Previch | Updated: Sat, Jul 29, 2006

    PURCELL — Attorneys in a man’s murder trial met with a judge Friday to discuss security and other issues for next month’s preliminary hearing. Kevin Ray Underwood, 26, is charged in McClain County District Court with first-degree murder in the death of Jamie Rose Bolin, 10, of...

  • Autopsy results released in slaying

    By Nolan Clay | Updated: Fri, Jun 2, 2006

    An autopsy report released Thursday confirmed Jamie Rose Bolin probably died from a lack of oxygen and had been hit in the head. Key excerpt of autopsy report She also had her neck cut from ear-to-ear to the bone and was sexually assaulted, possibly after death, a doctor found. Jamie was...

  • Father flees haunting memories

    By Anthony Thornton | Updated: Thu, May 4, 2006

    PURCELL - Curtis Bolin skipped Wednesday's court hearing for the man accused of killing his 10-year-old daughter. A more pressing matter occupied his time. As a McClain County judge scheduled Kevin Ray Underwood's preliminary hearing, Bolin carried armload after armload of his daughter's...

  • Authorities warn of donation scam

    Updated: Tue, Apr 25, 2006

    PURCELL - McClain County law enforcement officers are warning people of a phone scam following the recent death of 10-year-old Jamie Rose Bolin. Jamie Rose Bolin was found dead April 14 in the apartment complex where she lived. Her neighbor, Kevin Underwood, is accused in the death. McClain...

  • Kids need crime questions answered

    By Mary Joseph | Updated: Mon, Apr 24, 2006

    Jamie is one of two Oklahoma children who died in the hands of adult attackers in the last month. A little boy from Seminole remains missing Sunday night. Mary Joseph tells us their stories are painful reasons for serious discussion between parents and their kids.

  • The defendant

    Updated: Sun, Apr 23, 2006

    Kevin Ray Underwood, 26, is a loner who says he suffers from social anxiety and depression. He took medication for his problems. He lived by himself in his Purcell apartment. His parents and a younger sister also live in Purcell. He swas a 1998 Purcell High School graduate and a college dropout....

  • The victim

    Updated: Sun, Apr 23, 2006

    Jamie Rose Bolin was a red-haired, freckled fifth-grader who lived with her dad, Curtis Bolin, in their Purcell apartment. Her parents are divorced. Her dad said, "She loved everybody she met." Her mother, Jennifer Fox, a long-haul truck driver, called her "my little Strawberry Shortcake,"...

  • The community

    Updated: Sun, Apr 23, 2006

    Purcell is a city of about 5,600 with a rural economy. It is south of Oklahoma City along Interstate 35. It is known as "The Quarter Horse Capital of the World." It is the county seat of McClain County, which the district attorney says is a quiet, peaceful area where homicides rarely occur.

  • Expert says medications had no impact on Bolin's murder

    By Jim Killackey | Updated: Sun, Apr 23, 2006

    Murder defendant Kevin Ray Underwood has been on drugs prescribed for depression, anxiety, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress syndrome, social phobia and an excessive-compulsive disorder. Underwood, accused of killing a Purcell girl, wrote in an Internet blog he used the drug known by the...

  • Bolin timeline

    Updated: Sun, Apr 23, 2006

    Timeline Wednesday, April 12 After school, Jamie Rose Bolin, 10, is lured into the apartment of a downstairs neighbor, Kevin Ray Underwood, in Purcell, police say. She is watching the cartoon "SpongeBob SquarePants" when Underwood hits her in the head with a wooden cutting board and then...

  • Murder once was 'sick, sad'

    By Nolan Clay | Updated: Sun, Apr 23, 2006

    PURCELL - Before the dark fantasies took over, Kevin Ray Underwood used to think murder was sad. Expert: Medications had no impact on Bolin's murder Bolin timeline

  • Report reveals evidence found in apartment

    By Nolan Clay | Updated: Fri, Apr 21, 2006

    PURCELL - Investigators searching Kevin Ray Underwood's apartment found the victim's body in a container, her bike in pieces, meat tenderizer, skewers, sex toys, handcuffs, possible porn videos and a blood-like stain on the bathtub, records show. Underwood, 26, is charged with first-degree...

  • Service marks start of healing process

    By Tony Thornton | Updated: Fri, Apr 21, 2006

    PURCELL - Jamie Rose Bolin is "dancing and singing on golden streets ... where not one bad memory of this life can ever trouble her, mourners at her service were told Thursday. Photos Video tribute to Jamie Rose Bolin

  • Sheriff warns of phone scam

    By Calvin Wright | Updated: Fri, Apr 21, 2006

    PURCELL -- The McClain County sheriff is warning people not to fall for a telephone scammer soliciting money in the name of a little girl who was slain last week. McClain County Sheriff Don Hewitt Jamie Rose Bolin, 10, was buried Wednesday. Her 26-year-old neighbor, Kevin Ray Underwood, has...

  • Courthouse outburst sends man back to cell

    By Josh Rabe | Updated: Thu, Apr 20, 2006

    PURCELL - A man who burst into the McClain County Courthouse with a rope and bucket, shouting that another man charged in the death of a 10-year-old girl should be hanged, was in jail himself about two weeks ago. And now, he's in jail again. Bruce Steven Schwartz, 48, of Elmore City was...

  • Grief counselor offers support

    By Tony Thornton | Updated: Thu, Apr 20, 2006

    Team H.O.P.E volunteer reaches out to Purcell family. PURCELL - Until Tuesday, Rebecca DeMauro never had spoken to Curtis Bolin. But all too well, she knows the horror he is living. Painter: Neighbors take action to keep children safe