Man Pleads Guilty to First-Degree Murder After Failed Escape Attempt

Jimmy McCoy

An Oklahoma City burglary suspect who was charged with first-degree murder after he tried to escape at a local hospital has been sentenced.

Jimmy McCoy was arrested for a burglary at the Dungee Apartments in northeast Oklahoma City in April 2017.

After he was arrested and taken into custody, police say McCoy suffered an apparent seizure and was taken to a nearby hospital.

“During this hospital stay, Mr. McCoy needed to use the bathroom. The officers did unlock his handcuffs that Mr. McCoy was wearing, so he could use the restroom facilities,” explains Capt. Bo Mathews, with the Oklahoma City Police Department.

Reginald Morrisey

McCoy professedly ran from the room, ran into Reginald Morrisey’s room and stood on him as he tried to climb through the ceiling.

Morrisey died due to a blood clot, and McCoy was charged with first-degree murder.

McCoy pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on Friday.

McCoy received a life sentence with all but 11 years suspended, as indicated by online court records.

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