Dec 10, 2018
In December 2012, 18-year-old Jerrod Murray was arrested and charged with the murder of 18-year-old Generro Sanchez, a fellow college student. In a chilling interrogation, Jerrod matter-of-factly describes the murder and when asked if he has any remorse, he says no. But would the laws in Oklahoma make it easy for Jerrod to not face responsibility for what he did?
In the episode, I speak with Generro's mom, Jeana, who talks about what happened to her son, and what she and her family are still dealing with today.
UPDATE: An earlier version of this episode incorrectly stated that those who are found guilty with a mental defect would be sent to prison if they are ever deemed to not be a threat to society again. A later version clarifies this - After a defendant is found guilty with a mental defect, they are then sent to a maximum security hospital for the same amount of time as if he or she had been sentenced to a “regular prison.” From there, they are then transferred to a minimum security building while they are being considered for release. Thank you to listener Kevin for making me aware of this error.
Sponsors in this episode:
Please consider supporting Court Junkie with as little as $1 a month via Patreon.com/CourtJunkie.
If you’d like to discuss this case, please join our active discussion on the Court Junkie Discussion Facebook Group.
Follow me on Twitter @CourtJunkiePod