Student charged with killing dorm mate

Dec. 11, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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ADA, Okla., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A student at an Oklahoma state university charged with killing another freshman may have tried to lure others to their deaths, friends of the victim said.

Jerrod Murray, 18, of Asher was charged last week with first-degree murder in the slaying of Generro Sanchez, The Oklahoman reported. Murray allegedly shot Sanchez after offering him $20 to drive him to a Walmart.

Evan Jolliff, who lives in the same freshman dorm at East Central University in Ada as Sanchez and his accused killer, told the newspaper Murray had also asked him for a ride to Walmart. Jolliff, who shared a suite with Murray and other students, said Murray usually wore a dark suit and used a cane.

"He just didn't seem right," Jolliff said. "But I didn't ever really want to say that ... didn't really want to judge him ... just because he wore a suit."

After a court hearing Friday, Murray told a TV reporter he felt no pride and no remorse for the killing.

Pottawatomie County Undersheriff J.T. Palmer, in a probable cause affidavit Thursday, said Murray gave a similar answer to questioning: "He said, 'Well, I am glad I got caught by someone with your high rank, but no, I don't feel any remorse for what I did."

Murray was arrested early Wednesday, near where Sanchez's body was found in a ditch. Investigators say Murray killed Sanchez with two gunshots, firing the second as he begged to live.

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