Jamie Rose Bolin

Jamie Rose Bolin Coverage

  • FBI to celebrate 100 years of fighting crime

    By Bryan Painter | Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2008

    One day after the disappearance of Jamie Rose Bolin, agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation used "a well-known technique.” That's the way Michael B. Ward, the special agent in charge of the Oklahoma City division of the FBI, described it to me: "a well-known technique.” But that's...

  • Judge seals fate of Purcell killer

    By James S. Tyree | Updated: Fri, Apr 4, 2008

    PURCELL — A former aunt of Jamie Rose Bolin was relieved Thursday to see and hear a judge sentence Kevin Ray Underwood to death for her niece's murder in 2006. But Linda Chiles' satisfaction only went so far. "Nothing can fix what he did,” she said. "This will always be something that weighs on...

  • Judge sentences Underwood to die

    By James S. Tyree and Tony Thornton | Updated: Thu, Apr 3, 2008

    PURCELL — A judge today formally sentenced Kevin Ray Underwood to die by lethal injection for the 2006 murder of Jamie Rose Bolin, his 10-year-old neighbor at a Purcell apartment complex. McClain County District Judge Candace Blalock's pronouncement was largely a formality,...

  • Video: Kevin Underwood details Bolin murder

    Updated: Thu, Mar 13, 2008

    Warning: The following is a three-part video of the confession by Kevin Underwood in the murder of 10-year-old Jamie Rose Bolin, his upstairs neighbor. Readers should be advised that the video contains references to graphic violence and perverse sexual language, as he describes the details...

  • Deciding killer's fate took much thought

    By Johnny Johnson | Updated: Sat, Mar 8, 2008

    NORMAN — The conviction was the easy part. The mutilated body of Jamie Rose Bolin was found stuffed in a plastic storage tub in Kevin Ray Underwood's apartment in Purcell in April 2006. There was a detailed video confession in which Underwood spared no details about his crime. Defense...

  • Deciding killer's fate took much consideration

    By Johnny Johnson | Updated: Sat, Mar 8, 2008

    Despite the brutal and grisly manner Kevin Ray Underwood killed a 10-year-old girl, the convicted murderer's fate was not taken lightly. For a jury of 12, the decision whether he died in prison or by lethal injection took more than eight hours Friday night. For...

  • Death for killer of Jamie

    By Johnny Johnson | Updated: Sat, Mar 8, 2008

    NORMAN — A jury of seven men and five women decided on the death penalty late Friday after deliberating for more than eight hours in the punishment phase of the first-degree murder trial of Kevin Ray Underwood. Underwood sat stone-faced as the punishment was read. A week earlier, the same jury...

  • Mercy unwarranted for Underwood, prosecutor says

    By Johnny Johnson | Updated: Fri, Mar 7, 2008

    NORMAN — Dr. Reid Meloy, the state's expert rebuttal witness in the capital murder trial of Kevin Ray Underwood is a respected psychologist who has served as an expert witness for the prosecution of Oklahoma City bombing defendants Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. But a recent...

  • State Briefs: Friday, March 7, 2008

    | Updated: Fri, Mar 7, 2008

    NORMAN Closing arguments expected Prosecutors will call a final expert rebuttal witness this morning in the punishment phase of Kevin Ray Underwood's first-degree murder trial. The state's mental health expert will testify in response to mental health experts introduced by Underwood's defense...

  • Witness tells of killer's troubled thoughts, words

    By Johnny Johnson | Updated: Wed, Mar 5, 2008

    NORMAN — Defense attorneys Wednesday rested their case in the punishment phase of Kevin Ray Underwood's first-degree murder trial after his mother asked the jury to spare her son's life. Connie Underwood told jurors that her son seemed to be a normal child until he started pulling away from his...

  • 'I didn't tell him enough,' dad says of love for son

    By Johnny Johnson | Updated: Wed, Mar 5, 2008

    NORMAN — Since his arrest in April 2006, Kevin Ray Underwood has become notorious for his detached demeanor and lack of emotion. But as the 28-year-old man watched his father struggle to keep his composure in the witness stand Tuesday morning while talking about his dreams for his son, the...

  • Underwood weeps during father's testimony

    By Johnny Johnson | Updated: Tue, Mar 4, 2008

    Since his arrest in April 2006, Kevin Ray Underwood has become notorious for his detached demeanor, and perpetual lack of emotion. But as the 28-year-old man watched his father struggle to keep his composure in the witness stand Tuesday morning while talking about his dreams for his son, the...

  • Friends describe killer's history

    By Johnny Johnson | Updated: Tue, Mar 4, 2008

    Kevin Ray Underwood sat stone-faced Monday afternoon as one of his closest friends, who had always defended the social outcast from bullies, rubbed tears away from his face as he told jurors he was not sure he would ever speak to the convicted killer again. Underwood was convicted Friday of...

  • Defense launches bid to spare Underwood's life

    By Johnny Johnson | Updated: Mon, Mar 3, 2008

    NORMAN — Defense attorneys outlined their strategy Monday morning as to how they hope to save the life of 28-year-old Kevin Underwood, who was convicted last week of the murder of his 10-year-old upstairs neighbor Jamie Rose Bolin. Defense attorneys have indicated they expect to...

  • Chat shows killer's mood

    By Johnny Johnson | Updated: Sun, Mar 2, 2008

    Minutes after Kevin Ray Underwood killed 10-year-old Jamie Rose Bolin, while the young girl's half-beheaded body lay draped over the side of his bathtub "draining,” the 28-year-old grocery stocker passed time chatting about children's movies, buying a puppy and petting squirrels. A transcript of...

  • It's justice for Jamie, family says

    By Johnny Johnson | Updated: Sat, Mar 1, 2008

    NORMAN — While it only took about 20 minutes for jurors to decide that Kevin Ray Underwood was guilty of first-degree murder, for the family of the 10-year-old victim, that verdict was nearly two years overdue. On an unusually hot mid-April afternoon in 2006, Jamie Rose Bolin sat on her...

  • Hundreds put feelings over Bolin case into words

    By Bryan Painter | Updated: Sat, Mar 1, 2008

    Many said they cried when they wrote entries into the guestbook for Jamie Rose Bolin on NewsOK.com. I cried when I read through their entries. Debbie Moore of England had seen a photo of Jamie one day on the Internet, but didn't know why her picture was posted. However, since Jamie was the...

  • Past haunts Jamie's old neighborhood

    By Jennifer Palmer | Updated: Sat, Mar 1, 2008

    PURCELL — Many of the tenants at Purcell Park Apartments never saw Jamie Rose Bolin, the cherub-faced girl who rode her bicycle around the complex. But they've all heard what happened to her. Kevin Ray Underwood, 28, was convicted Friday of murdering her. He had confessed to luring the...

  • Underwood convicted

    By Johnny Johnson | Updated: Fri, Feb 29, 2008

    NORMAN — Jurors have begun deliberations in the capital murder trial of Kevin Ray Underwood, who’s accused of killing his 10-year-old neighbor as part of a cannibalistic fantasy. The jury went out at 10:05 a.m. after closing arguments from prosecutors and defense attorneys. Members of the...

  • Purcell case reaches closing arguments

    By Johnny Johnson | Updated: Fri, Feb 29, 2008

    NORMAN — With only closing arguments remaining this morning, the fate of Kevin Ray Underwood may soon be in the hands of a seven-man, five-woman jury who already have heard the 28-year-old Purcell man's detailed description of how he killed a "trusting” 10-year-old girl who lived upstairs. Jurors...