A West Virginia man allegedly gouged out his neighbor’s eyes after an argument over a loud rooster, authorities mentioned.
Richard Wayne Ellison, 47, of the city Rock, has been charged with homicide after police mentioned he admitted to killing the rooster and its proprietor, 72-year-old Benny Foutch, saying “Lucifer made me do it,” in accordance with the Bluefield Each day Telegraph.
Ellison was reportedly irritated by the noise of the crowing rooster so he stormed onto Foutch’s property Sunday, resulting in an argument between the neighbors, police informed the outlet.
Police imagine Ellison in some unspecified time in the future killed the rooster earlier than turning on Foutch and gouging out his eyes.
EMS responders arrived on the scene to search out Foutch lifeless on his porch with “blood coming from his orbital sockets,” in accordance with a legal grievance filed by Detective-Corporal M.S. Horn of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Workplace.
Ellison allegedly took the lifeless rooster again dwelling and instructed his son to get rid of it earlier than officers on the sheriff’s workplace arrived and arrested him later Sunday, in accordance with Horn’s grievance.
“I requested [Ellison] what occurred with him and Benny, he then made the hand movement of urgent his thumbs to his eyes,” Horn mentioned. “He suggested he went up there to kill the rooster due to a film he had watched and since it was crowing.
“[Ellison] later defined that he pressed his thumbs into Benny’s eyes, he suggested that he stayed there till he knew Benny was lifeless,” the legal grievance continued.
“He made the assertion that he killed him, referring to the incident with Benny. He made a reference that Lucifer made him do it. He stored asking me to shoot him, that he deserved it. He then talked about getting any individual within the jail to kill him.”
Ellison was arraigned and a choose set a $200,000 cash-only bond.