Big Lurch

Antron “Big Lurch” Singleton might be one of the most infamous PCP stories of the last decade or so. Lurch was an up-and-coming rapper who worked with the likes of Too $hort, and E-40 before a 2002 murder.

Lurch was found guilty of murdering 21-year-old Tynisha Ysais inside an Los Angeles apartment. The two had gotten high on PCP the night before, according to the victim’s boyfriend. Ysais was found with her chest cavity torn open, a blade lodged into her shoulder, and organs removed. Teeth marks were found on her lungs and face, and Lurch was found naked walking down the street chewing on her flesh, remnants of which were also found in  his stomach.

Although he doesn’t remember the incident, Lurch said in a jail house interview that his last thought was about the world ending, and that he to “find the devil, and kill the devil before the world ended.”

Despite pleading not guilty by reason of insanity, and three doctor’s concluding that he was not of sound mind at the time of the murder, Lurch was sentenced to life in prison in November 2003.  He was transferred to the San Diego’s Donovan State Prison in the Mental Delivery Program  Unit.


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