April 5, 2008
Kevin Ray Underwood, who says he has sexual fantasies of torturing, raping, and eating his victims, has been sentenced to death by lethal injection for the rape and murder of 10 year-old Jamie Rose Bolin. Underwood, who lived in the same apartment building as Jamie and her father in Purcell, Oklahoma, confessed to police that he lured the girl into his apartment, beat her over the head with a cutting board, suffocated her, sexually assaulted her, and then tried to cut off her head with a dagger.
Jamie’s family welcome the small sense of closure the verdict and sentence give them, but say they’re prepared for a long appeals process.
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