This actual news item is weirder than most fiction I’ve read
February 6, 2013 § 2 Comments
Prosecutors want life for Amish leader
Federal prosecutors want a life sentence for the leader of an Amish breakaway group convicted in a series of beard and hair-cutting attacks, saying it’s highly unlikely the attacks would have happened without his involvement.
Samuel Mullet Sr. not only orchestrated the attacks, but he also held absolute control over the members of his Amish settlement in eastern Ohio near the West Virginia panhandle, prosecutors said in court documents filed Tuesday.
Mullet is due to be sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Cleveland along with 15 others convicted in the hair-cuttings who live in the settlement. His attorney last week asked for a sentence of 18 months to two years.
I am almost speechless. An Amish leader named Mullet going around giving forced beard and hair cuts? And this could lead to a life sentence? The jokes, they write themselves, no?