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Man arrested in connection to his mother’s death may be released

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A man who was arrested in connection to the death of his mother may be released.

Police were first called out to the home Gerald Hume shared with his mother in November 2012 because family and friends couldn’t get in touch with his mother.

Hume told officers his mother was OK and refused to let them enter the home.

A few days later, police showed up with a search warrant but said Hume barricaded himself inside.

That sparked an 11 hour stand-off with police.

Once police got inside the house, they found Hume’s mother’s body dismembered and stuffed inside a freezer.

According to court records, “During negotiations with police, Hume stated he had shot his mother in the chest.”

Officials say Hume lived with his mother because he suffered from a mental illness.

Hume and his attorney waived a jury trial.

A judge found Hume not guilty by reason of insanity.

Later this month, the judge will decide whether he will be released or forced into treatment.

MORE: Read more on  Gerald Hume here