Man accused in Stillwater near-beheading pleads guilty

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Isaiah Marin Courtesy: Payne County Jail

STILLWATER, Okla. – The 22-year-old man who is accused of brutally murdering a teenager pleaded guilty on Wednesday.

Isaiah Marin is accused of nearly beheading Jacob Crockett at a Stillwater apartment back in October.

Court papers show Marin forcibly and repeatedly stabbed Crockett so much that his head was almost completely severed.

Police later found him walking along State Highway 51 covered in blood.

Marin allegedly told his brother he’d explain why he killed Crockett from the letters he’d write while he was in prison.

Prosecutors say Marin allegedly wanted to kill Crockett and his brothers “for a while.”

According to court papers, those who know Marin call him a “religious zealot” and “heavy drug user.”

After pleading guilty, a judge sentenced Marin to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole.



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