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Man faces prison for biting off nose Man faces prison for biting off nose
Toronto Star ^ | June 1, 2004 | Peter Small

Posted on 06/03/2004 3:31:31 AM PDT by billorites

A man has been found guilty of biting off his girlfriend's nose in a jealous rage, then virtually torturing her for hours.

A Superior Court of Ontario jury yesterday found Angel Jones, 27, guilty of aggravated assault, sex assault and uttering death threats in the Feb. 17, 2002 attack in the 26-year-old woman's Birchmount Rd. apartment.

The long-lasting assault was "tantamount to torture," prosecutor Paul Amenta had told the jury in his closing arguments.

On the night of the crime, the pair had had consensual sex in her home, but suddenly "a different person seemed to rear his head," Amenta said.

Jones accused the woman of infidelity, put her in a headlock, bit off her nose, spitting it on to the floor, according to evidence.

She was "disfigured horribly," Amenta said.

Police found her nose on the floor, but doctors were unable to reattach it. She has since had reconstructive surgery.

Dressed in a black jacket with dice on the back, Jones told Mr. Justice Norman Dyson yesterday he would be appealing the conviction and said he wanted transcripts of the trial.

The jury took less than 90 minutes to deliberate. It rejected Jones' arguments, which he made himself after firing his lawyer mid-trial, that biting off her nose was accidental.

He argued that her nose was in his mouth but only came off because the weight loss medicine she was using made her skin fragile, the judge said in summarizing Jones' position.

Nor did jurors buy his explanation that the victim had made up the story of the attack out of a desire for revenge.

They didn't hear that he had seven previous convictions for assault, including four while he was incarcerated awaiting this trial.

He also has had drug possession, trafficking and prohibited weapons convictions.

The day he attacked the victim, he had just been released from prison.

"It's the right result," said Amenta, who told reporters he would be seeking the maximum sentence, which for aggravated assault is 14 years.

Jones appears in court June 21 to begin the sentencing process.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ouch

1 posted on 06/03/2004 3:31:32 AM PDT by billorites
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To: billorites

seriously? seriously?


2 posted on 06/03/2004 3:38:11 AM PDT by bigghurtt (Socialism - cause, hey, there's a lot of idiots out there.)
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To: billorites

When teeth are outlawed, only outlaws will have teeth.

This reminds me of the tagline I used to use over a year ago. It was the last sentence of a chapter in, "The Stand," by Stephen King:

"There are worse things than crucifixion. There are teeth."


3 posted on 06/03/2004 3:40:48 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">miserable failure)
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To: RandallFlagg

cibola!


4 posted on 06/03/2004 3:41:44 AM PDT by bigghurtt (Socialism - cause, hey, there's a lot of idiots out there.)
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To: bigghurtt

Heh-heh!


5 posted on 06/03/2004 3:42:22 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">miserable failure)
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To: billorites
Man faces prison for biting off nose Man faces prison for biting off nose

Is there an echo in here? Is there an echo in here?

6 posted on 06/03/2004 3:45:42 AM PDT by Ragirl (Vote in '04 ! Those who sit on their hands end up with poop on them.)
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To: billorites
The long-lasting assault was "tantamount to torture," prosecutor Paul Amenta had told the jury in his closing arguments.

Whaddya mean "tantamount to"? She had her nose bitten off first, then she was 'assaulted' (whatever that means) for hours. That is torture. Did they go on to "essentially" arrest him and put him on "what amounted to" a trial before giving him what was "tantamount to" a 15 year sentence? Sheesh!

7 posted on 06/03/2004 3:48:17 AM PDT by prion
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To: billorites
The day he attacked the victim, he had just been released from prison.

That just sounds like a recipe for disaster.

8 posted on 06/03/2004 3:48:56 AM PDT by rabidralph (EPIC=Extra Pretty in Color)
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To: billorites
He argued that her nose was in his mouth but only came off because the weight loss medicine she was using made her skin fragile, the judge said in summarizing Jones' position.

That excuse has to go in the all-time-best loosing legal defense category.

9 posted on 06/03/2004 3:51:35 AM PDT by xJones
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To: billorites
Ouch! Ouch!

;^)

10 posted on 06/03/2004 4:06:39 AM PDT by demlosers
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To: billorites

All is not dark for this guy, surely while he is serving his 14 years some chick will meet him in prison and marry him.


11 posted on 06/03/2004 4:22:54 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I aint wrong, I aint sorry , and I am probably going to do it again.)
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To: billorites

I dunno. Never trust a story written by a guy named "Peter Small."


12 posted on 06/03/2004 4:23:43 AM PDT by speedy (Tagline for demonstration purposes only. Not for internal consumption.)
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To: billorites

Too bad he wasn`t a democ-rat President where biting women on the face not to mention raping them is excused and ignored.


13 posted on 06/03/2004 4:24:39 AM PDT by stillnoprotestsagainstmuslims (I`m still waiting for the protests against terrorism.)
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To: bigghurtt; RandallFlagg

M-O-O-N, that spells repeated repeated repeated repeated title.


14 posted on 06/03/2004 4:27:33 AM PDT by Allegra (I Can Spell....My Typing Just Sucks)
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To: speedy
Never trust a story written by a guy named "Peter Small."


15 posted on 06/03/2004 4:27:51 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites
Jones accused the woman of infidelity, put her in a headlock, bit off her nose, spitting it on to the floor, according to evidence.

Maybe this is what happened to Michael Jackson.

16 posted on 06/03/2004 4:29:01 AM PDT by Allegra (I Can Spell....My Typing Just Sucks)
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To: billorites

That's the man, officer. Good one, billorites.


17 posted on 06/03/2004 4:37:23 AM PDT by speedy (Tagline for demonstration purposes only. Not for internal consumption.)
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To: billorites
He argued that her nose was in his mouth but only came off because the weight loss medicine she was using made her skin fragile, the judge said in summarizing Jones' position.

Did the medication simply make her nose fall off and it just happened to be in his mouth at the time? Don't ya just hate it when that happens? It would seem the poor man is just a victim of circumstance (ha)

18 posted on 06/03/2004 4:41:10 AM PDT by foolscap
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To: billorites
>> He argued that her nose was in his mouth but only came off because the weight loss medicine she was using made her skin fragile

Those %@*&$#&! weight-loss machines will do it to you every time. I've seen people's noses drop off the minute they walk out of the gym.

19 posted on 06/03/2004 5:54:22 AM PDT by T'wit (Kerry is such a gold-digger that nowadays he puts his peanut butter and jelly on puff pastry.)
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To: billorites
This Headline brought to you by the Department of Redundancy Department.
20 posted on 06/03/2004 8:50:45 AM PDT by sharktrager (Insanity: To continue repeating the same act, each time expecting a different result.)
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To: billorites
This Headline brought to you by the Department of Redundancy Department.
21 posted on 06/03/2004 8:50:46 AM PDT by sharktrager (Insanity: To continue repeating the same act, each time expecting a different result.)
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To: sharktrager

A SCARBOROUGH woman fought back tears yesterday as she described the harrowing day that her lover bit off her nose, drank her blood and tortured her in an ordeal that lasted hours until heavily armed police broke into her apartment and rescued her. The accused assailant, Angel Jones, 27, fired his lawyer yesterday and then conducted cross-examination himself.

"You bit my nose off and you spit it out," the woman said to Jones.

"I thought I was going to die. Nobody was coming for me ... it felt like hours and hours and hours," the woman told Justice Norman Dyson.

She said Jones squatted upon her and forced her to perform sex acts while her nose bled.


22 posted on 06/03/2004 2:55:03 PM PDT by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com/)
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To: billorites

Posted by Jacob Two-Two.


23 posted on 06/03/2004 2:56:09 PM PDT by Junior_G
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To: xJones

"That excuse has to go in the all-time-best loosing legal defense category."

Reminds me of a story I heard once about a defense lawyer who couldn't keep his mouth shut.

At trial, the defendant was accused of biting off a man's ear in a bar-room brawl. During cross-examination of the only witness, the defendant's lawyer asked the witness if he had seen the defendant actually bite off the man's ear.

When the witness replied: "No, I didn't see that." the lawyers should have shut up and claimed the victory. But, he pressed on with: "Then what makes you think my client bit off this man's ear". The witness replied: "I didn't see him bite it off, but I did see him spit it out."


24 posted on 06/03/2004 3:07:59 PM PDT by DugwayDuke
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To: billorites

Don't get snotty with me baby!

Boy what a creep.


25 posted on 06/03/2004 3:11:00 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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