Now she fears a piece of paper is all that stands between her and getting shot again.
That’s because a judge ordered early last month that Timothy James Small, who was found not guilty by reason of insanity of shooting with intent to kill her, be released from the state forensic mental hospital at Vinita despite making repeated threats during treatment there to kill Myers and others, court documents show
The Sequoyah County court which let him out apparently never told her.
She found out from the state hospital 16 days after Small was released and immediately filed for an emergency protective order in Rogers County.
She got a temporary one, and will seek one that will last for at least three years at a hearing next week.
Records in Sequoyah County show the court had been notified before it freed Small that Small wanted her dead.
His state psychiatrist warned District Judge Darrell Shepherd in a report just three weeks before Small was ordered released that he was still fixating on the victim and had told a treatment group, “I should of used all the bullets on her.”
Editor’s note: This story was a joint project of the Sequoyah County Times and the Oologah Lake Leader. Locally edited versions appear in the two newspapers today. Read the rest of the story in this week’s Leader.