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Oklahoma man sentenced for hospital patient’s death

The Associated Press and The Oklahoman - June 4, 2018 11:35 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A 26-year-old Oklahoma City man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for the death of a hospital patient during an attempted escape from custody.

Jimmy McCoy III pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for the April 2017 death of 48-year-old Reginald Henry Morrisey of Oklahoma City.

Morrisey had been hospitalized after suffering a stroke. The state medical examiner ruled his care was “compromised by a fleeing suspect.”

The Oklahoman reports McCoy, in custody for ransacking his ex-girlfriend’s Oklahoma City apartment, was taken to Integris Baptist Medical Center for medical treatment. He was uncuffed from a bed to use the bathroom and instead tried to escape. He went into Morrisey’s room, jumped on the bed and stood on Morrisey while trying to climb into the ceiling before being caught.

 

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