Maybe the Persuaders were right when they sang, “It’s a Thin Line Between Love and Hate” back in 1971.
That is, at least in the case of Marrero, La., resident, Michelle Jackson, 58, who was arrested April 10 after allegedly beating up her ex-boyfriend with his own prosthetic leg in retaliation for him attempting to end their relationship.
According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, in February, Jackson was under the influence of alcohol when her then-boyfriend — with whom she’d had an off-and-on relationship for about six years — informed her he wanted to start seeing another woman.
Local authorities say the man went to sleep without any fuss, but when he woke up in the morning he was shocked to realize he had an injured hand and a large blood soaked cut on his head.
It was later discovered that she allegedly confessed to a relative that she had “flipped” and took off the man’s prosthetic leg to beat him with it in his sleep. At the time of the incident she believed she’d successfully killed him. She also told the relative that she had stabbed the man as well, but Capt. Jason Rivarde, a Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office spokesman said there was no evidence of that taking place.
Jackson fled the scene before police arrived to the scene and deputies searched for her to no avail. But New Orleans station WVUE reported last Wednesday, U.S. Marshals finally arrested Jackson in her home and she was booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on an aggravated battery charge without bond, but according to court records was released two days after her arrest. The circumstances of her release are unclear.
Michelle Jackson told a relative that she took the victim's prosthetic leg and beat him with it.
— WYMT (@WYMT) April 16, 2019