Man Jams Phone Down Girl’s Throat – Or Possibly She Got Shitfaced And Tried To Eat It

July 30th, 2006 | researchmaterial

Prosecutors say a man shoved a cellphone down his girlfriend’s throat because he was angry and jealous. But the defence insisted as a trial got underway that the woman swallowed the phone intentionally to keep him from seeing whom she had been calling.

Marlon Brando Gill, 24, is charged with first-degree assault in the December incident involving 25-year-old Melinda Abell.

Abell has given inconsistent accounts of what happened before she was taken to a hospital, where an emergency room doctor removed the phone.

She testified Tuesday on the first day of Gill’s trial that she couldn’t remember how the phone got in her throat, saying she had too much to drink that night.

She said in court that she could not recall writing a statement to police after the incident, in which she said: “I think he thought I’d been talking to other guys. . . . He took my phone to see who I had been calling.” However, the statement added: “If I didn’t want him to see my phone, I would have just thrown it out the window and busted it.”

She testified that he had verbally and physically abused her, but under cross-examination she acknowledged she never told police about the abuse and continued to live with Gill until the cellphone incident…


9 Responses to “Man Jams Phone Down Girl’s Throat – Or Possibly She Got Shitfaced And Tried To Eat It”

  1. I knew I should’ve went to law school.

    But really. Marlon *Brando* Gill? Sheesh.

  2. That is the most hilarious defense argument I have ever heard. I feel sorry for every jury member that had to listen to this argument and NOT laugh.

  3. First “John Wayne” Gacy, now “Marlon Brando” Gill. It’s obviously a pretty risky buisness naming your kids after movie stars.

  4. Next there’ll be “Warren Ellis Kilaho”

  5. I live where this happened. It ended up as a mistrial because the jury couldn’t agree on the verdict.

  6. The bitch ate the phone.

  7. i would really like to see an x-ray of a cell phone jammed in someone’s throat.

  8. I love love love your entry title. It’s impressive how truly shitfaced she must have been, not to remember how she swallowed a phone!?

    As usual, thanks for keeping us informed.

  9. Right up there with the woman who hid a cellphone up her vagina (parodied on “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and the recent story about the man had a lightbulb “shoved up is anus while he was unconcious”.

    “Cellphone Insertions”?