Swallowed Cell Phone Trial Underway

1 decade 2 years 10 months ago Wednesday, July 26 2006 Jul 26, 2006 Wednesday, July 26, 2006 8:13:48 PM CDT July 26, 2006 in News
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INDEPENDENCE - The assault trial of a man accused of shoving a cell phone down a woman's throat is underway here. Prosecutors say Marlon Brando Gill, 24, was angry and jealous when he forced the phone into Melinda Abell's throat last December. But defense lawyers insist the 25-year-old victim swallowed the phone intentionally to prevent Gill from finding out whom she'd been calling. Gill is charged with first-degree assault. A Kansas City hospital emergency room doctor used a tool called a "pincher" to remove the phone from Abell's throat. She testified Tuesday that she couldn't remember how the phone got in her throat because she drank too much that night. Court records show her blood alcohol content was triple the legal limit.

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