Article by: Kylie Fox
I’m sure the courts have heard just about every excuse going to explain a criminal’s behaviour – but how many times do you think they’ve heard the “it wasn’t me, it was a ghost” defence?
That’s exactly what Wisconsin man, Michael F. West, told police to explain how his wife sustained severe injuries consistent with being punched in the face and strangled.
West first explained away the injuries by claiming his wife had fallen but when asked specifically about her neck injuries, he said, “A ghost did it!”
Of course it did!
West has been charged with strangulation and misdemeanours of battery, disorderly contact and resisting or obstructing an officer.
Oh, and he’s been ordered to stay sober until his case goes to court! Not a bad idea, I’d say.