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Weird Beard-Eating Case; Ky. Men Sentenced in "Sickle" Crime

(CBS/AP)
Ky. Men Sentenced In Bizarre Beard-Eating Case
(CBS/AP)

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (CBS/AP) Two central Kentucky men were sentenced to probation in connection with a bizarre case in which a third man said he was forced to eat his beard after an argument.

Harvey Westmoreland said that back in May, Troy Holt cut off his beard and forced him to eat it...while another man, James Hill, held a sickle blade to Westmoreland and his brother.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that the 47-year-old Holt and 51-year-old Hill were sentenced Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court.

Holt could not say why he made Westmoreland eat his beard other than that things "got out of control" after some heavy drinking.

He added, "I ain't got no excuses about what I done."

Neither assailant is permitted to have any further contact with Westmoreland.