Arrested alongside Laird, because he watched the life-sized troll doll beat the woman and did jack shit, is 19-year-old Josiah Sklar.
There aren’t a lot of details at this point, but according to police, Linda Laird’s body was found at the bottom of a staircase in the living room sometime Tuesday. The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death was a homicide due to “blunt force trauma to the head and neck.”
Laird and Sklar had apparently left the residence right about the time the body was discovered.
Sklar was arrested at a nearby motel Wednesday morning. 56-year-old Linda Laird still showed signs of life after the beating, Sklar told police, but because he was scared of Laird, and because he wasn’t prepared to testify against him in court, he did nothing to help the woman.
Oh, wait… he did give the dying woman a pillow before dragging his own useless ass back to bed. What a friggin’ saint, eh?
Sklar also told police Laird beat the woman so hard and with such effort, that he passed out afterwards. Arrest reports indicate Laird hit his mother at least 20 times.
Laird was reportedly “laughing and smiling” when he surrendered to police after a 20-minute standoff Wednesday afternoon.
He’s apparently been an asshole since about 2007 – that’s about the time he started physically abusing Linda.
According to KRMG, Laird has had issues with the law dating back to 2007 and it appears as if he started roughing his mother up in 2011.
In April of that year, Laird was accused of repeatedly punching Linda in the face. He was ordered to pay a fine and complete 50 hours of community service in that case. He did not meet those requirements, and it appears as if nothing was done about it.
Another assault and battery charge was filed against Laird in April of 2012. In that case, he was accused of throwing his mother against a wall, choking her and repeatedly punching her. He was sentenced to home detention with his mother in their home.
Other court records show that Laird refuses to go to counseling, submit to mandatory drug tests or attend high school.
Also according to KRMG, Laird’s father, David, passed away from cancer in 2006 when Laird was 10-years-old. Court documents indicate that Laird and his father were like “best friends” and the behavior struggles were a result of the death of his father.
That’s about the time Linda stepped up to provide the psychopathic shit a home.
Laird and Sklar are both being charged with first degree murder. Both are an obvious waste… throw away the key, would ya? They’re wasting perfectly good oxygen.Tags: Beating, first-degree murder, Henry "Hank" Laird, Josiah Sklar, Linda Laird, Oklahoma, Tulsa