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Agent 47
04-04-07, 15:50
'Freddy Krueger' attacker jailed
Jason Moore
The court heard Moore was obsessed with horror films
A man obsessed with the horror film character Freddie Krueger used a home-made bladed glove to slash his sleeping friend.

Jason Moore, 37, of Bulwer Road, Leicester, was jailed for life by a judge at the city's crown court.

After taking a sleeping pill, John-Paul Skamarski woke to find himself being attacked by Moore in August 2006.

A Leicestershire Police spokesman said they were pleased with the conviction in this "extremely unusual" case.

Jailing Moore for a minimum of four-and-a-half years, Judge Michael Pert said: "You are an extremely dangerous man.

"You are obsessed in particular with the Freddy Krueger figure in Nightmare on Elm Street.

"What you were fascinated with was using that glove to kill someone. The person you chose was your friend who was asleep and had no reason to expect an attack."

'Damaged individual'

Krueger was a serial killer character who appeared in the Nightmare on Elm Street films. He was able to attack victims from within their own dreams.

Actor Robert Englund became famous for his depiction of Krueger, who wore a fedora hat and was armed with a metal-clawed leather glove.

The court heard Moore had watched Nightmare on Elm Street 20 times. He watched it just before the attack in August.


Slasher glove
I have seen some horrific weapons in my life... that is probably the most horrific
Det Sgt Gary Rogers

Moore and Mr Skamarski had been drinking cider together at Moore's home in the early evening of 30 August 2006 when Mr Skamarski fell asleep on the sofa.

He woke up to find Moore slashing at him with the glove and a 10in bread knife.

During a 10-minute struggle, Skamarski suffered four cuts to his face, cuts to his hand and a 1in stab wound to his chest.

Moore said he could not remember the attack and said although he had made the glove, he never intended to use it.

Philip Gibbs, defending, said Moore had accepted he was a dangerous man.

"He has only ever wanted to understand his actions," he said. "He is a very damaged individual."

He fashioned the weapon - said to be a "labour of love" for Moore - from a leather gardening glove with four "cut throat" blades welded into brass housings.

Speaking after the trial, Det Sgt Gary Rogers from Leicestershire Police said the glove was one of the most frightening weapons he had ever seen.

"A lot of skill has gone into creating that glove. I have seen some horrific weapons in my life and that is probably the most horrific I have seen."

link http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/leicestershire/6526129.stm
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people are so dumb to imitate games and films........and civilised folks wonder why games/films always take the blame for crimes in society :(

nut jobs like this guy spoil it for everyone :mad:

Kamrusepas
04-04-07, 15:54
What a balanced individual.

TombRaiderLover
04-04-07, 16:50
*throws away 7-disc Nightmare DVD set*

Just so I don't get obsessed too. :whi:

But seriously, it's people like him whose living proof that violent media does affect people's minds, and it isn't fair to those who aren't. :rolleyes:

Phlip
04-04-07, 16:51
Pathetic!

kangaxx
04-04-07, 16:53
Terrible!, it looks that pure madness is spreading in the world as easy as the flew(chill):(

tr_mitch
04-04-07, 16:54
But seriously, it's people like him whose living proof that violent media does affect people's minds, and it isn't fair to those who aren't. :rolleyes:

They already have to be mentally disturbed to even consider this, horror movies give people ideas not turn people psycho.

xcrushterx
04-04-07, 16:55
Wow, the lengths some people go to is unbelievable :rolleyes:


[:off:] does this mean there are more than one nightmare on elm street movie?[/:off:]

TombRaiderLover
04-04-07, 16:57
[:off:] does this mean there are more than one nightmare on elm street movie?[/:off:]

*Nightmare on Elm Street
*NOES Part 2
*NOES Part 3
*NOES Part 4
*NOES Part 5
*Freddy's Dead - The Final Nightmare
*Wes Craven's New Nightmare
*Freddy versus Jason (though not truly part of the series)

Neteru
04-04-07, 17:00
They already have to be mentally disturbed to even consider this, horror movies give people ideas not turn people psycho.Precisely!

Legend of Lara
04-04-07, 17:49
Wow... that guy is sad. Serves him right! :mad:

warped1
04-04-07, 17:52
*waits for glove to show up on ebay*

:eek:

AnthonyShock1515
04-04-07, 18:02
How bizzarre:confused:
I hope he's getting a lengthy sentence.

Legend of Lara
04-04-07, 18:03
*waits for glove to show up on ebay*

:eek:

Not on my watch...

*waits as well* :p

buffytabor
04-04-07, 19:02
Now I happen to like Freddy as much as the next guy, but not enough to do something stupid. Some people in this world who need serious help.