An MMA-related story from a few months ago has suddenly become hot now that the mainstream press has found out about it. It’s a crazy drug party murder tale involving an MMA fighter named Jarrod Wyatt, who took so many magic mushrooms with a friend that they thought the End of Days was upon them and a battle with the devil was underway. So of course when Wyatt ‘saw the devil’ in his friend’s face, he knew what he had to do:
When [Officer] Lee entered the house, he noticed what he believed to be dried blood on some cabinets in the entryway, and broken glass on the floor. Drywall had been discovered on a wall, Lee said. He heard someone mumbling in the living room, and saw a foot sticking out from a couch.
Lee testified that he saw a man, later identified as Wyatt, standing near a body on a couch, naked and covered from head to toe in what appeared to be dried blood. Wyatt said,
”I killed him,” Lee said.
Lee was able to cuff Wyatt without incident, and then he proceeded to look at the body on the couch. The body had had the majority of its face removed, and an 18-inch incision in its chest cavity. Lee said that he did not attempt first aid because he could see the man was dead.
”At one point,” Lee said, “(Wyatt) asked if we were God, or if we were God coming to save him.”
Lee said that Wyatt said he’d cut out Powell’s tongue, and that he’d removed his heart. He also mentioned that there had been a “big fight” in the kitchen. Wyatt told him that when he’d looked at Powell’s face he’d seen the devil, Lee said.
What’s interesting to me is how this story is being covered: most of the headlines really push the angle that this violent crazy murder was caused by an ‘MMA Fighter’, with the fact that they were religious wackos hopped up on goofballs being a secondary thing. I don’t know about you, but when something like this happens, I think the drugs probably had a bigger part to play than the fact that this guy had fought a few times in small local shows. But I guess people are tired of the old ‘religious nut kills friend to save him from the devil’ thing, and an MMA aspect brings a fresh angle to the story.