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May 3, 2013

Hearing set for murder suspect

Shawnee — Prosecutors, in detailing the “heinous” homicide of a college student in Pottawatomie County, are seeking the death penalty against an Asher man whose case is being remanded back for a preliminary hearing.

Jerrod Murray, 18, is charged with first-degree murder, deliberate intent, in the Dec. 6 death of Generro Sanchez, 18, a student from Stuart, Okla. who attended East Central University in Ada.

Murray, the victim’s classmate at ECU, last month waived his right to a preliminary hearing before the death penalty imposition was filed.

Murray appeared in Pottawatomie County District Court during Wednesday’s felony docket, where his attorney asked for a preliminary hearing, a court proceeding where evidence is presented and a judge determines if there’s enough evidence for a case to proceed to trial.

District Judge John Canavan sent Murray’s case back to the special district judges for a preliminary hearing that is now scheduled May 10.

District Attorney Richard Smothermon objected to the hearing, but said they were able to get a quick court date.

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