Cleveland County Man Charged With Murder In Elderly Mother's Death


Monday, November 19th 2012, 11:35 am
By: News 9


Cleveland County prosecutors have charged a 52-year-old man with first-degree murder in the death of his 77-year-old mother.

Oklahoma City Police arrested Gerald David Hume in the early morning hours of November 14 following a nearly 12-hour standoff at 11000 S. Bryant. Police went to the house the previous day to check on the welfare of Hume's mother, Janet. Police say Gerald Hume refused to let them inside the house, which sparked the standoff.

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When police eventually went into the house, they discovered Janet Hume's body.

The Cleveland County district attorney has charged Hume with one count of first-degree murder, one count of desecration of a human corpse, and two counts of feloniously pointing a weapon.