Skip to comments.Man faces prison for biting off nose Man faces prison for biting off nose
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.
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."
Is there an echo in here? Is there an echo in here?
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!
That just sounds like a recipe for disaster.
That excuse has to go in the all-time-best loosing legal defense category.
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.
I dunno. Never trust a story written by a guy named "Peter Small."
Too bad he wasn`t a democ-rat President where biting women on the face not to mention raping them is excused and ignored.
M-O-O-N, that spells repeated repeated repeated repeated title.
Maybe this is what happened to Michael Jackson.
That's the man, officer. Good one, billorites.
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)
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.
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