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District attorney will seek death penalty in Stillwater near-beheading murder case

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Isaiah Marin Courtesy: Payne County Jail

STILLWATER, Okla. – The Payne County District Attorney will pursue the death penalty against a Stillwater man who allegedly murdered his friend.

Isaiah Marin, 21, is charged with first-degree murder after he allegedly nearly beheaded 19-year-old Jacob Crockett.

Marin’s brother, Samuel Marin, told police he and Isaiah were playing a card game and the victim was in the room with them.

The report says Samuel stated Isaiah had been watching YouTube videos related to his Christian beliefs.

During the card game, the affidavit claims Isaiah picked up a large black sword and began swinging it.

Samuel stated he heard a noise “described as the sound of someone getting stabbed. He stated he looked up and saw Jacob stand up and blood gushing from his chest.”

Samuel told police that Isaiah was still holding the knife.

The district attorney’s office said the nature of crime and the threat to other people caused it to consider the death penalty in the case.

MORE: Read more on Isaiah Marin here.