Man Bites Off, Swallows Ex-Wife's Finger and Her Boyfriend's Ear
firstcoastnews ^ | 09/21/07 | Ernie Paulson
SASAKWA, OK -- An Oklahoma man is facing charges for attacking his ex-wife and her new husband. During the struggle, Tom Ledgerwood allegedly bit off and swallowed body parts from both of his victims.
Kristy and Larry Nuckols got married on Monday. It should have beeen the happiest time of their lives but what happened two weekends ago in the small town of Sasakwa has scarred them forever.
Kristy says the two of them were chased down a dirt road and their car got stuck. That's when she says her ex-husband, Tom Ledgerwood, and some friends confronted them.
"I had some mace and I hit him right in the eye and he dove in the car," said Larry.
Larry says they started fighting and were rolling around inside the car when Tom began biting him.
"He told me, you know what that was? That's your ear and he says 'I'm going to get the other one.'," said Larry.
Larry lost half of his left ear, the top of his right one and thought he was going to also lose his life.
"People came up behind me yelling 'kill him, kill him, Tom,' kicking me in the back of the head," said Larry.
That's when Kristy says she jumped in to try to save Larry.
"I went to put my fingers in his mouth to pull him back.. one chomp and I knew that sucker was coming off," said Kristy.
"I knew we weren't going to get out of their alive, so I started conniving," said Larry.
"Larry, like what happens here stays here," said Kristy.
Kristy says they eventually got her ex-husband to calm down.
"That's when he said, he swallowed my finger and his ears," said Kristy.
35-year-old Tom Ledgerwood was arrested and is charged with five felony counts and could spend close to 50 years behind bars.
"He's a mad dog, he needs to be put down," said Larry.
Kristy says she and Tom were married for 17 years and their divorce became final last month.