Sunday, March 19, 2006
A former contractor pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday in the nail-gun slaying of a man who accidentally cut off his hand with a power saw then, apparently hoping to end his pain, shot himself 12 times in the head with a nail gun after he admitted murdering a friend who told him off for not lifting the toilet seat. He was building shelves in his apartment to store cages for his 12 pet pythons after being struck in the head and abdomen with a five-foot-long manual grass edger when he fell off a ladder and onto a drill. He then fetched a hammer and hit his landlord as he sat in an armchair. Willard, who was extremely intoxicated when interviewed said in an interview that the men were extremely intoxicated.