A British man unleashed a horrific stabbing attack on his mother and cut off his own penis while under the influence of a drug that's relatively unknown in the US.
According to Daily Mail, West Sussex's Charles Mann, 21, had been drinking and taking mephedrone, or "meow meow," on Dec. 29, 2013.
He woke up his mother at their home and stabbed her 11 times before taking a pair of scissors to his penis.
Mann said during the attack,
This is the prophecy. I love you, but this is the prophecy.
Emma Mann suffered a punctured lung as well as injuries to her head, neck and arms but was able to lock herself in the bathroom and call police.
Officers would go on to find her son naked, covered in blood and climbing out of a window.
Prosecutors described him as "manic," "deranged" and entirely unaware of his own pain at the time, the Mirror reports.
He allegedly told police,
I have stabbed her multiple times, I have killed her. I have stabbed my mum and I need to be punished for what I have done.
He also said that he was a pedophile who could see vampires and wanted to die.
After his arrest, Mann had his penis sewn back on and underwent psychiatric treatment for eight months.
He was then transferred to a prison, where he remained until Tuesday's court appearance.
Judge David Rennie's 16-month sentence was reduced to eight months, but Mann will only be imprisoned for another four weeks because he was already in custody for so long.
The judge said,
This case has a number of features which make it if not unique wholly exceptional. The lack of total awareness and capacity to form intent was the direct result of drug induced psychosis. I further recognize that in your psychotic state you inflicted life altering injuries on yourself and have taken this cocktail of drugs before without any particular side effects. Your mother is an extraordinary human being who has conducted herself with enormous dignity, and I thank her very much indeed.
Mann's defense team said he started taking mephedrone after completing his GCSEs, which are tests that play a huge role in college placement in Britain.
The student had no memory of the attack and believes he may have been trying to commit suicide that night.
Mann will be given further psychiatric help upon his release.
Citations: Student high on miaow miaow stabbed his mother 11 times and then cut off his own penis with a pair of scissors (Daily Mail), Student who cut off penis and stabbed mother while on meow meow drug jailed (The Mirror)