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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Gay Tactics? Release Your Inner Cannibal!

23-year old Zacharie Morrison plead guilty to aggravated assault in January, regarding an attack he made on then 31-year-old Aaron Helferty in which he bit the man's nose -- hard enough that Helferty has since undergone surgery to repair it.   But that isn't that interesting:

Morrison told the court-appointed psychologist that he became enraged when he saw the older man "grab" a girl on the dancefloor and approached him.  At this point, Morrison says Helferty adopted "gay tactics" by trying to dance with him before grabbing him by the throat.

Morrison said that it was at this point that, "The cannibalist in me came out.  It was really frightening for me."  One can only imagine how it was for Mr. Helferty.  The psychologist also recorded the following statement: "Biting should only be used as a last resort and not as a fight tactic, according to Bruce Lee the martial artist."  This information was entered into evidence in the Canadian court.

While all of this sounds rather bizarre, we have to remember it is being presented completely out of context; were you to record any conversation word for word and present only certain parts of it, it could likewise be perverted.  The psychologist recommended anger management classes and a "career path" for Morrison, but noted he was a "medium risk" for re-offense.

The prosecutor wants to see him serve up to 30 years in prison.

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

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