OKLAHOMA CITY – A man who was found not guilty for the death of his mother will remain in the custody of the state department of health.
Gerald Hume, 54, was found not guilty of murder earlier this year by reason of insanity.
According to court documents, a Cleveland County judge ruled Hume remains a danger to the public. Hume will remain in custody at a mental facility in Vinita.
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.