An Oklahoma City man described by relatives as mentally ill shot his mother 11 times with a handgun he'd purchased days earlier in Del City, the woman's autopsy report shows.
Janet Kay Hume, who was 77, was riddled with bullets from the 9 mm Glock handgun her son bought from Gun World in late September. The woman's dismembered body was found in a bedroom, cut up into eight pieces.
After an 11-hour standoff, a police tactical team forced its way into the dead woman's home Nov. 14 and arrested her son, Gerald David Hume, 52, who reportedly confessed to shooting his mother.
The report, released Friday by the state medical examiner's office, shows that Janet Hume's body was well into the decomposition process when it was discovered, meaning that she had been dead for a number of days before police stormed the southeast Oklahoma City residence.
Janet Hume was last seen Nov. 9, according to the autopsy report. Police had visited the woman's residence a number of times before officers forced their way inside and even sent the bomb squad to the home to neutralize a homemade device in the backyard.
Prosecutors said that parts of Janet Hume — and a dead house cat — were found inside a freezer that was removed from the house during a search.
During a search of the house, police removed a reciprocating saw, protective glasses with blood on them and cutup women's clothes. They also took the Glock, rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
Oklahoma City police Capt. Dexter Nelson said Gerald Hume was able to get the weapons because he lied on an application required for those wishing to purchase firearms.
The form lists two questions regarding an applicants' mental health, although it's not clear whether Gerald Hume was ever deemed mentally defective or if he's ever been forcibly committed to a mental institution.
A relative said the defendant is “a known schizophrenic” who hears voices and requires treatment, police detective David Jacobson reported in an affidavit for a search warrant.
Hume's next court date is a Feb. 13 preliminary hearing, at which time a judge will decide whether the defendant will stand trial based on evidence and testimony from witnesses.
A district judge denied bail for Hume due to the “gruesome nature of the alleged crime,” records show.