Kenneth Carnley: Allegedly Beats Disabled Woman Who Offered Him Dinner After Mowing His Lawn
"People call me a lot of things love, but they'll never accuse me of bein' a mothafuckin' gentleman." -- Willie D. of the Geto Boys, 1991
Twenty-one years after Willie D. rapped those lines, and elaborated on that anti-chivalric theme at great length, one East Texas man seems to have taken him wholly to heart.
Per KTRE, according to Angelina County sheriff's deputies, 54-year-old Kenneth Carnley of Huntington was kickin' it inside his house around sundown on Friday evening while a disabled woman who shared his home was outside mowing the lawn.
Yes, he had a disabled woman cutting his grass for him in the sweltering sun.
Once she got done with that, she came inside and asked Carnley what he wanted for dinner. That's right again -- this hot and tired and disabled woman who had just finished mowing a country-sized lawn was expected to come in and fix dinner.
But evidently what she was able to produce in that regard was not to Carnley's satisfaction, because an argument ensued, one that is alleged to have ended only when Carnley clocked the woman over the head with a ceramic plate, knocking her to the ground and causing cuts and bruises to her arm, the back of her head, and her eye.
What is this, Afghanistan?
The woman was treated at the scene. The exact nature of her disability was not released, nor was the nature of her relationship to this alleged Neanderthal.
Speaking of that Neanderthal, Carnley was charged with injury of a disabled person, a third-degree felony punishable by two to five years in prison. His bond was set at $5,000 and he was released Friday night.
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