I noted earlier this week after visiting his Facebook page (which looks totally benign), I suspected this whole thing was a bad joke gone awry.
If you go back to the original report – you can see how that could be the case.
“The victim said Jacob asked her what time she got off work and she replied by asking him in a joking manner if he was going to kill her,’ the detective wrote. “Jacob told the victim, ‘Yes,’ he was going to cut her head off. The victim asked Jacob what he was going to cut her head off with and he said, ‘A blade,’ then told her after he did it he was going to post it on Facebook.
Muriithi was charged Thursday with the crime of “terrorism hoax,” which is a violation of the state’s anti-terrorism act.
Via The Oklahoman:
“It appears to be a case that the parties were mutually having a conversation and mutually joking,” defense attorney Christian Zeaman said.
“It sounds just like they were mutually having fun with each other. They were both joking. I think the (police) report really indicates that. …I’m investigating this hot and heavy. …He is a Catholic, he goes to church, he has the support of the community. It was never a terrorist hoax,” the attorney said.
Murriithi’s arrest Sept. 26 came on the same day the beheading in Moore, Oklahoma hit the newswires.
Muriithi, who was born in Kenya, has never been arrested before, according to his lawyer.
The co-worker — identified as Monique Garrett — said Muriithi “was serious when speaking and never made any statements that he was joking or playing around,” police detective Robert Wright reported.