Man Who Scalped Ex-Girlfriend Tells Judge "I Don't Need A Lecture"

He admits to doing it but doesn't feel responsible...

By Eric Shorey

Zachary Gross viciously attacked his ex-girlfriend but when it came to his sentencing he was far from repentant. The 31-year-old Kentucky man told a judge that he "didn't need a lecture" about morality and would prefer to just have his jail time without all the talk, according to Fox.

Gross had attacked his former beau Marilyn Stanley before ordering his pit bull to do the same. She emerged from the scuffle with damage to her scalp and ear. Stanley escaped with her life but was humiliated by Gross who forced her to look at herself in the mirror while he berated her. She returned home with part of her scalp in a plastic bag. "It was shocking, I didn't expect it," she said.

But when a judge attempted to reprimand Gross for his behavior, the assailant was less than apologetic: "It is what it is. I'm not asking for your mercy. Just give me the 20. I don't need a lecture," he said. At another point in the trial, Gross said that he felt "horrible" about what happened but did not feel responsible.

Gross was ultimately sentenced to 21 years in jail. Stanley has since undergone surgeries to repair the damage done to her, although she has suffered permanent nerve damage. The attack dog was ordered to be euthanized.

[Photo: Boone County Jail]

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