Bond set for homicide suspect, possible motive revealed
CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Over the weekend, one victim died and another was taken to the hospital. The suspect was arrested quickly by police, and has already had a first appearance in court.
Late Monday afternoon, the suspect in this crime, George Kevin Dickerson of Casper, appeared before a judge in the Seventh District Court of Natrona County.
Dickerson is being charged with two crimes... Second degree murder and attempted murder. In light of this, the circuit court judge set Dickerson’s bond at $600,000.
The victim that died in this situation is 75-year-old Andy Martin, Jr. And as it turns out, the second victim in this crime is actually related to the suspect. The second victim... Initially admitted to the hospital in critical condition... Happens to be Dickerson’s 84-year-old mother-in-law.
As for how the police arrested Dickerson so quickly? He was the one to make the 9-1-1 call.
Dispatchers received a call at 6:51 Sunday morning... A call that was recorded. According to the affidavit... A male later identified as Dickerson... Reported a double homicide, believing that both victims had died.
According to the 9-1-1 call, Dickerson said he used a kitchen knife in the attack, and that the attack happened on Saturday night. Dickerson then told dispatch to have police meet him at a nearby gas station, where he peacefully turned himself into the officers.
So what exactly led George Dickerson to allegedly commit this crime? He says he and his mother-in-law’s husband had a confrontation about her healthcare. Dickerson then went on to tell police, “I think my brain is broken.”
More on this to come as legal proceedings move forward.
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