In 2008 Juggalos Cody Jesse Augustine and Scott Tyler Stapley attacked Justin Ennis with a replica battle-ax and a knife that left Ennis with permanent injuries. The reason behind the attack was that because Augustine got an STD from his then girlfriend who allegedly got it from Ennis. Both Juggalos were sentenced to 3 to life on attempted murder charges.
Last week Augustine had his conviction upheld by the Utah Court of Appeals. Augustine’s lawyer tried arguing emotional distress saying that his client wasn’t in his right mind after finding out about his STD. Um..I don’t think that’s how the emotional distress defense works. I believe that’s called motive. If I understand correctly an emotional distress would be something like that the suspect was in a bad mental state because of a death in his family and the STD just sent him over the edge. I don’t think the direct cause of an attempted murder can be considered emotional distress. At least the Utah court of appeals says so. If the article didn’t have a picture of his lawyer I’d have to wonder if he was a Juggalo too.
How much do you want to bet the ax was bought a flea market and someone save up all his weed dealing money for it?