Published On: Fri, Oct 31st, 2014

Isaiah Marin, ‘Christian drug user’ arrested for ‘near beheading’ of Jacob Crockett over ‘witchcraft’ dispute

An Oklahoma man, who is being described as both a “Christian” and a “heavy drug user,” after confessing to nearly decapitating a friend, police say. 

Isaiah Marin

Isaiah Marin

Isaiah Marin, 21, called 911 to confess he murdered someone, then ran from the Stillwater apartment Wednesday afternoon before being caught by police, covered in blood and still armed with the large blade, according to an arrest affidavit.

Following a trail of blood, cops found Jacob Crockett, 19, dead inside a nearby apartment.

Crockett was the son of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper and his “head was mostly severed from his body,” Police Capt. Randy Dickerson told reporters Thursday at a news conference.

Marin had “strong” religious beliefs and was watching videos on YouTube “related to his Christian beliefs and the Book of Matthew” before the murder, according to an affidavit obtained by the Daily News.

The documents also alleged that the pair had previous arguments because Marin disagreed with Crockett practicing witchcraft.

Marin and his brother were playing cards when Isaiah Marin picked up the weapon and pulled it from its sheath, swinging it around, the affidavit says.

His brother warned Marin to be careful.

“I would never cut you bro,” Marin said, according to the affidavit.

But later on, the witness heard a noise “described as the sounds of someone getting stabbed,” and looked up to see blood pouring from Crockett’s chest and Marin holding the blade, according to the court document.

The brother fled, but Marin follow and tried to calm him down, promising to explain why he killed Crockett in letters from jail, the affidavit said.

Marin later called 911 and said, “I murdered someone,” before rambling about magic and sacrifice and telling another dispatcher, “I hacked them to death with a machete,” the document says.

Jacob Crockett  photo/Facebook

Jacob Crockett photo/Facebook

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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  1. Orion says:

    So much for the religion of peace. Any religion that holds a racist motif of supremacy (i.e. All abrahamic faiths are supremacy religions and their history proves it) should be outlawed. Looks like we don’t have to worry about ISIS in the states, the christian version is already here. And where are the Ilk like Sean Hannity at, he said that the extremists Muslims hijacked Islam what about the sister religion? No he is silent, and silence is complicity.

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