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Fisherman found guilty of murdering man who had 'summoned Bigfoot'

By T.K. Randall
April 20, 2024 · Comment icon 6 comments

Drugs and noodling don't mix. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Carlstak
The bizarre murder trial, which took place in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma - concerned a Bigfoot-related killing.
Back in July 2022, we reported on the bizarre case of a man who had murdered his friend because he believed that he had summoned Bigfoot and had intended to feed his body to the creature.

The incident had occurred along the South Canadian River in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma where the two men - both 53 - had been noodling (a form of fishing using only the hands).

According to reports, one of the men had become convinced that his friend had intended to summon Bigfoot from the forest, kill him and then float his body down the stream as food for the creature.
Suffice to say, there had been some drugs involved.

"He appeared to be under the influence of something," Sheriff John Christian said at the time.

Now following a trial in Oklahoma, the defendant - Larry Sanders - has been charged with the first degree murder of Jimmy Knighten during an methamphetamine-induced psychosis.

He now faces life in prison without any possibility of parole.

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Cho Jinn 29 days ago
Choked shallow river water?  Seems like a clear application of sandcastle doctrine.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Alchopwn 28 days ago
Pardon my cynicism, but this was a deed worthy of Florida Man.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Rolltide 28 days ago
Comment icon #4 Posted by the13bats 28 days ago
I've met people like this guy. Mental issues drug, drink, etc it's really a weird thing this case for example to this day this loon might believe the story and even have real disdain for those who don't believe it too, you know he's right they are wrong, Not all cases like this end this dramatic some people live a daily silent hill hell with a person that would be like this with a little nudge.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Alchopwn 27 days ago
Nithe !
Comment icon #6 Posted by the13bats 26 days ago
One interesting take away from this case. While mental illness has been used as defense in crimes and got people off in a way trying to blame crimes on mythical make believe creatures even if the person's delusions have them convicted it was real doesn't float in the reality of a court room

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