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Woman Allegedly Beat Boyfriend With His Own Prosthetic Leg After He Broke Up With Her

“It’s not every day you find someone who’s been beaten by one of their own limbs,” said Jason Rivarde, spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.

By Dorian Geiger
Michelle Jackson

A Louisiana woman was arrested after allegedly beating her ex-boyfriend with his own prosthetic leg after he tried to break up with her.

Michelle Jackson, 58, was arrested on April 10 and booked for aggravated battery. 

Jason Rivarde, spokesperson for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, told Oxygen.com that Jackson and her 59-year-old former boyfriend had been dating sporadically for about six years. 

On Feb. 11, the pair began swigging gin at Jackson's home. While they were drinking, Jackson's boyfriend told her he was interested in another woman. He suggested they call it quits. 

He wanted to “do his own thing,” Rivarde said. 

Authorities said the man was unharmed when he dozed off around 11 p.m. at Jackson’s home. But at 1 a.m. he awoke with a gaping cut that was oozing blood. 

“He’s covered in blood,” Rivarde said. “And he realizes that she beat him with his own prosthetic leg.” 

His right hand was also swollen. It’s unclear whether the man’s prosthetic leg was attached when he fell asleep.

“After the altercation, he left, and returned later in the morning to recover some of his property that he left behind,” added Rivarde. “That’s when he told police [about the assault]. He was in possession of his prosthetic leg at the time police made contact with him.” 

Following the alleged attack, Jackson fled her home. She reportedly phoned a family member and told them she might have killed her ex. Jackson also admitted to stabbing him, according to Rivarde. However, investigators didn’t find any stab wounds on the man. 

On April 10, Jackson was arrested by U.S. Marshals. She was being held at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center but posted a $5,000 bond and was released on April 12, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office told Oxygen.com. Prosecutors haven’t formally pressed charges against Jackson yet, but are currently reviewing her case. 

Rivarde, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, said the assault was one of the most bizarre cases his department has ever handled. 

“It’s not every day you find someone who’s been beaten by one of their own limbs,” he said.

Oxygen.com was unable to reach Jackson’s attorney, Chad Rice, for comment.

Court documents also show that Jackson is now prohibited from possessing firearms and must stay 200 feet away from her ex for at least one year.