Oklahoma man Larry Sanders has been arrested following an incident final weekend that resulted within the demise of his good friend, Jimmy Knighten.
Based on a press launch from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI), Sanders and Knighten have been noodling—a sort of bare-handed fishing—on July ninth within the South Canadian River when a confrontation ensued, throughout which Sanders reportedly struck and strangled Knighten.
Sanders was initially arrested on an impressive warrant and booked into the Pontotoc County Jail after sheriff’s deputies responded to a name about an alleged killing final Saturday afternoon outdoors of Ada, Oklahoma.
Deputies reportedly arrived to seek out Sanders admitting to a member of the family that he had killed Knighten.
Knighten’s physique was found the next day, on July tenth, throughout a search by Pontotoc and Seminole Counties’ sheriff deputies and OSBI brokers.
As a part of their investigation, authorities have uncovered what seems to have been Sanders’ motive within the killing.
“He gave the impression to be beneath the affect of one thing,” Sheriff John Christian stated. “His assertion was that Mr. Knighten had summoned ‘Man of the woods’ to return and kill him; that is why he needed to kill Mr. Knighten.”
It’s unknown what the precise nature of the lads’s curiosity in Man of the woods was, though Oklahoma has had its share of sighting experiences.
The Man of the woods Discipline Researchers Group (BFRO) has recorded 109 sightings for the state, relationship again many years.
Sanders has been charged with first diploma homicide, which may carry the demise penalty in Oklahoma.