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August 12, 2013

Jail murder suspect remains in federal custody on trial day

James Bright, Managing Editor, chickashaeditor@gmail.com
The Express-Star

CHICKASHA —

Grant Curry was supposed to stand trial today for the murder of Anthony Mollman, a crime that took place inside the Grady County Jail in May 2012. Instead, Curry remained in federal custody. 

"The FBI refused to honor our writ to take him back here and try him," Grady County Assistant District Attorney Leah Edwards said. "We hope to try him in October."  

Curry is one of seven suspects accused of participating in the murder of Mollman. 

A phone call was played during Curry's preliminary hearing in January, where Curry elaborates on how he "smashed" Mollman. 

Curry said in the phone call that Mollman claimed to be his girlfriend's uncle. After questioning his then girlfriend whether Mollman was her uncle, Curry finished the conversation with a statement of threatening intent.

"Well that puts him in a real bad position," he said.

Video surveillance from the jail shows the involvement of seven inmates from the Grady County Jail participating in the events that lead to the death of Mollman.

The video identified the seven inmates as Curry, Cody Sitlington, Matthew Jackson, Steven Nidey, Michael Herron, Joseph Hill and Jerry Gonzales. An affidavit released by Grady County states that the attack lasted 14 minutes and of the six individuals involved, three were primary attackers of Mollman. 

The video also reveals Sitlington dragging Mollman's unconscious body into Hill's cell, and one of the inmates using a towel to wipe down the area where Mollman collapsed.