And now, a delightful human-interest story to brighten your morning. A Northern California man was recently in court for cutting out a friend’s heart while he was still breathing after becoming convinced his friend was possessed by the devil. This was after he’d drunk tea made from hallucinogenic mushrooms. I don’t know what kind of mushrooms they were, but apparently they’re different from the ones that made me giggle uncontrollably for four hours and pet my carpet like a kitty.
A US cage fighter ripped out the heart of his training partner [I can’t find any record of this guy’s fights, so it’s hard to say whether he’s a “cage fighter” or just a dude who took a couple jiu-jitsu classes that people could call a cage fighter to bump their pageviews. -Ed.] while he was still alive after becoming convinced he was possessed by the devil.
Jarrod Wyatt also cut out his friend’s tongue and ripped off most of his face in a brutal assault that police said looked like a scene from a horror film. They found the 26 year old standing naked over his friend’s body with body parts, including an eyeball, strewn around the blood splattered room.
The coroner said Powell had been alive when the organ was ripped out after his chest had been sliced open with a knife. Wyatt told the police he thrown the heart into a fire along with other organs that he had removed from the body. He told investigators he cooked the body parts because he was fearful Powell was still alive and he “needed to stop the Devil.” [Telegraph]
Del Norte County Police Sgt. Elwood Lee, who responded to the incident early March 21, said that Wyatt told him at the scene that he saw the devil in Powell’s face and that “‘Satan was in that dude.'” He allegedly cut an 18-inch hole in Powell’s chest, removed his heart, cut his tongue off and removed a majority of Powell’s face.
“At one point,” Lee said in court, “[Wyatt] asked if we were God, or if we were God coming to save him.”
Detective Ed Fleshman, who testified that he spoke with Wyatt in a holding cell later that morning, said that Wyatt told him that he, Powell and two other friends had drunk hallucinogenic mushroom tea prior to the incident. [NYDailyNews]
Wow. What a terrible story. But you know who’s probably breathing a sigh of relief right now? Florida. Anyway, I think it goes without saying that this is all Jesus Didn’t Tap‘s fault. That’s a real MMA clothing company, by the way. This is from their official website:
God gave Jesus strength while on his back being pounded in the face by the elbows of sin. Those same hands that formed the universe. Those same hands that held you and me before the foundation of the world.
Take a jog out to the mountain of the skull. Out to the cross where, with holy blood, the hand that placed you on the planet wrote the promise, “God would give up his only Son before he’d Tap Out on you.
Truly, Jesus Didn’t Tap! – Are you tapping out on him?
All I’m saying is, you take some half-bright meathead, fill him with this rhetoric on a daily basis, let him get hit in the head a few hundred times, and give him hallcinogenic tea, something like this is bound to happen.
Okay fine, it was probably the tea.