December 8, 2021

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Movie AND AUDIO: Freshly-released proof utilised for the duration of an Oklahoma man’s murder trial reveals how his protection changed around time

MOORE, Okla. (KFOR) – KFOR has now obtained some of the essential proof introduced during the trial of a gentleman who drove by means of a workforce of Moore Large College runners, killing a few of them, in February of 2020.

“I could possibly have been driving that wheel, but it wasn’t me,” Max Townsend explained.

That is a portion of a phone contact that Max Townsend produced from inside the Cleveland County Detention Middle months soon after he ran over a group of Moore Significant Faculty runners touring 77 mph, killing three of them and injuring four many others, on February 3rd, 2020.

“I’m heading by means of and acquiring every thing about the satan in the scriptures, about Satan,” Townsend said. “And there is all kinds of scriptures exactly where he’s motivated people today and bought in their head and all varieties of stuff. It wasn’t me.”

Prosecutors performed these telephone calls for the jury in the course of Townsend’s two-week demo back again in June, pointing out that in every connect with, he transformed his story.

“I just assumed they were leaping out of trees and F****** functioning out from driving vehicles and S*** I did not know I F****** strike all these persons,” Townsend said in an additional phone. “I didn’t know absolutely nothing, person, until eventually right now due to the fact I wasn’t there, in la, la land.”  

While Townsend has mentioned he choked on a Crimson Bull he was ingesting, leaving him unconscious at the time of the crash, prosecutors pointed to alcohol and THC that was in his system.

“I took a consume of that red bull, it went down the incorrect, I start off coughing and obtaining F****** red bull all over the place and then I rolled the window down and setting up coughing out there and which is when I went to la la land,” Townsend claimed in one of the jail calls.

“I imply you weren’t on THC appropriate?” a good friend asked Townsend.

“I really do not know,” he replied.

Through the trial, prosecutors also performed human body digicam footage from Townsend’s industry sobriety check that day.

“Point your toe for me,” Sgt. David Grant explained to Townsend.

Townsend is seen hobbling, almost slipping and visibly receiving annoyed.

“It’s alright. Continue to keep heading,” Sgt. Grant stated.

Townsend is then observed standing in silence, not moving, for a couple of seconds,

“Alright. they are likely to wander you back again to the motor vehicle you ended up in for a second,” Sgt. Grant claimed.

“Nah you explained, I mean give me a break,” Townsend is heard indicating.

Sgt. Grant then will allow him to start all over again.

Townsend was ultimately sentenced to 3 everyday living sentences, all to be served consecutively.

He was also sentenced to a few counts of leaving the scene of a lethal incident and 4 counts of leaving the scene of an injury incident. All those will be served concurrently.