Monday, February 06, 2006

Knife Trick Goes Terribly Wrong

via a welsh view
The Sun: Knife trick killed pub chef

Pub chef Mark Hunt accidentally stabbed himself to death after a knife trick went grotesquely wrong.

The ex-Para told a teenage kitchen porter to watch, promising him: “This has got to be the best one!”

Mark, 40, intended to plunge the knife towards his stomach, before reversing it at the last second — making it appear as if he had stabbed himself.

But an inquest heard he mistimed it and thrust the 12-inch blade in so deeply it severed his spinal cord.

He screamed for help and his girlfriend Margarita Lima and boss found him slumped over a sink mumbling: “It slipped, it slipped.”

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