OKLAHOMA CITY – That’s one hell of a title, right? On Tuesday, a woman was sentenced to life after she pleaded guilty to beating her dwarf roommate to death with a crystal ball and a DVD player.
Police say 40-year-old Clara Ann Blocker was homeless and had been staying with 41-year-old Erik Scott Saxton temporarily when the beating death occurred.
Initially, the 5″11 Blocker told police she would have never hurt Saxton, who stood 4″5 tall and was partially paralyzed, because he was a little person.
She would later admit that the two had been drinking when they got into an argument. Enraged, she admitted to using a crystal ball to hit Saxton in the head, then used a DVD player to beat the man. She has never revealed what the argument was about.
On Tuesday she pleaded guilty to first degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison.
“He was a little man with a big heart. His heart was kind and open, and he wouldn’t have warranted an attack,” said Saxton’s mother, Juanita Saxton Tischendorf.
She said Saxton had a rough time growing up, spending months in the hospital after being born a dwarf and diagnosed as hydrocephalic. Later on he suffered from a myriad of health problems, including seizures, eye problems and a brain cyst removal that left him partially paralyzed on his left side.
Bu according to his mother, he remained cheerful and well-adjusted through it all and she plans on remembering that way and the good times they shared.
“I’ll remember the times we laughed so hard our stomachs hurt, the birthday candles that lit up his face as he blew them out, the movies we watched together, the meals we shared … the joy of putting him to bed at night when he was little. These are the memories I will keep in my heart, now and for always,” she said.
Locker will be eligible for parole after having served 85 percent of her 37 year prison sentence.Tags: Clara Ann Blocker, Crime, crystal ball, Eric Saxton, Oklahoma