Did Jay Z possess a man and drive him to murder? It’s unlikely, but this is the exact defense given by accused killer Jason Russell Jump. The 39-year-old man is accused of killing his landlord approximately three years ago, but he blames the rapper/mogul, along with other presumed members of the so-called “Illuminati.” The Huffington Post reports that Jump’s psychologist offered this defense in court on Friday in an attempt to show that he is not fit, mentally, to go to trial.
The murder took place in December, 2012. Authorities have alleged that Jason Russell Jump killed 54-year-old James V. Johns by bludgeoning him to death with a sharp object while in a tool shed. The Hawaiian man was charged with second-degree murder, since it appeared that the violent slaying wasn’t done in an act of premeditation.
So far, at least two different psychologists have given their two cents on whether or not Jason Russell Jump is mentally fit to stand trial. While one expert claims that the murder suspect suffers from persecutory delusional disorder, another expert has argued that Jump is simply a drug user who is faking schizophrenia to pull one over on the justice system. In other words, he’s possibly feigning a mental illness in order to get away with murder.
Dr. Edmund Valerio of the Hawaii State Hospital (where Jump is currently residing) says that the man appears to be fit for trial. He believes that Jump is coherent and cognizant of his surroundings, even though he openly blames rapper Jay Z for possessing him at the time of the murder he is accused of committing. He also believes that other celebrities are responsible for his stomach pain, claiming that celebrity members of the so called Illuminati are “eating” his stomach.
Jason Russell Jump believes that authorities should be arresting Jay Z for the murder he is accused of committing. He has been noted as saying that other Illuminati celebrities should also be arrested for attempting to possess and force him into committing crimes. He has accused other celebrities of “attacking” him while he’s been imprisoned.