TULSA A Tulsa County judge has imposed consecutive terms of life without the possibility of parole on a man whose parents were fatally stabbed and their bodies decapitated.
Darren Craig Ellis was sentenced Thursday after reaching an agreement with prosecutors to plead guilty to two first-degree murder counts.
The agreement should ensure that the 29-year-old will never get out of prison, Assistant District Attorney Eric Johnston said.
Broken Arrow police responding to a call found the mutilated and decapitated bodies of Ellis' mother, Margaret Hefley, 52, and stepfather, Troy Hefley, 58, about 5:20 a.m. Oct. 13, 2002.
A 911 recording indicated that a caller who identified himself as Darren Craig Ellis told a dispatcher, "I just killed my mom and dad."
Ellis admitted in court Thursday that he stabbed the Hefleys and intended to kill them.
Ellis spent months at a state hospital before being found mentally competent.
Dr. R. Shawn Roberson, a psychologist at Oklahoma Forensic Center, reported in July that Ellis had a past diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia.Archive ID: 1617578