- Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Prosecutors in Oklahoma have charged a 21-year-old man with first-degree murder in the killing of a man who was nearly decapitated.

Isaiah Marin of Stillwater was charged Thursday in the attack that killed 19-year-old Jacob Andrew Crockett a day earlier. Police say Marin was arrested Wednesday afternoon after someone saw him walking down the street carrying a large knife.

Stillwater police say in an affidavit that Crockett had multiple stab wounds and that his head was “mostly severed” from his body.

According to the affidavit, a witness told police that Marin and Crockett previously had disagreements because Crockett allegedly practiced witchcraft and Marin “had strong Christian beliefs.” Crockett was the son of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper.

Marin remains in the Payne County jail. Court records don’t list an attorney.

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