STILLWATER, Okla. – A 21-year-old Stillwater man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of an area college student who, according to police, was nearly decapitated.
Isaiah Zoar Marin, 21, is accused of using a “long knife or sword” to kill 19-year-old Jacob Andrew Crockett at an apartment in the 400 block of S. Oakdale in Stillwater.
Police say the two men were “acquaintances” and Crockett was attending class at Northern Oklahoma College, but was planning to transfer to OSU.
On Wednesday afternoon, officers say they received a 911 call from Marin, saying he had just killed someone.
According to an arrest affidavit, Marin told police, “I murdered someone.”
According to the affidavit, he began “rambling about sacrificing and magic.”
Officers found him walking along State Highway 51 in western Stillwater, covered in blood and carrying a knife.
Court records show that after police approached Marin, he said, “I hacked them to death with a machete.”
Capt. Randy Dickerson, with the Stillwater Police Department, said Marin confessed to killing Crockett using that weapon.
He says they followed information that Marin gave them, which led them to the apartment on Oakdale.
At this point, the motive for the murder is still unclear.
However, Dickerson said Marin admitted to fantasizing about killing “four or five” people.
As of now, Dickerson says the case is not related to recent beheadings by Islamic extremists and said the case had no religious implications.
At a news conference on Thursday, officials confirmed that Crockett is the son of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper.
However, police say there is no connection linking the victim’s family situation with the motive for murder.