She agreed to talk to her ex in his minivan to perhaps reconcile, but once inside, he went ballistic. That’s when she felt him on top of her and saw his teen coming down on her nose.
#1 She Broke Up With Her Boyfriend
Michele Messer is a pretty 30-year-old woman from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She had been with her boyfriend Chris Campbell for just over eight months, but as she explained to him that evening, things weren’t working the way she had hoped and she had decided they should go their separate ways. When she asked him to come over to talk about their relationship, she had no idea how he would react. He flew into a violent rage.
#2 He Became Violent And Hostile
“He pushed me up against the wall… his face was right to my face like we were nose to nose and he started screaming at me,” Michele recalled. Fearing for her life, she warned him that she was going to call the police. She dialed 911 and the call was recorded. The dispatcher could hear Chris become threatening and told her, “If you call the police, then I am gonna f**k you up!” Then he hit the wall with his fist and left the apartment. Michele told the operator what happened and a police report was filed.
#3 She Thought They Might Reconcile
Of course, as relationships go, the two were always hearing from one another and bumping into each other at various place. Chris even spotted Michele with a date or two. One evening, three months after their split, they ran into each other at a local neighborhood restaurant and Chris asked Michele to go outside to talk things over. Michele agreed and went out and got in the passenger seat of his minivan.
#4 He Locked Her In His Van And Beat Her
It became pretty clear right off the bat that Chris was not going to talk things over and reconcile their differences. “As soon as I shut my door he locked it and went absolutely ballistic. He started punching me everywhere,” Michele remembered. She tried to protect herself as best she could, but Chris simply overpowered her and began punching her all over her body and lunging at her with all his might.
#5 He Did Something Gruesome
And then that’s when it happened. The horrific moment that Michelle will never forget. “I felt him on top of me and I felt his teeth come down on my nose.” In pain and shock, Michele passed out briefly. When she came to, she was confused and asked Chris had happened. With a cold, calm voice he answered, “I bit your nose off.” Michele could hardly believe her ears, but when she reached up to her face she realized he wasn’t lying. Her nose was gone.
#6 He Did Something Barbaric
There was blood everywhere. Before Michele knew it, Chris then began to choke her. She somehow mustered the strength to open the car door and fell to the ground. Fortunately, someone passing by saw this and called 911. When the police and rescue arrived Chris was still at the scene.
#7 She Was Devastated
Michele next remembers waking up in the hospital. She had lost a lot of blood, but the real shock came when she looked in the mirror. “I was completely disfigured. I did not have a nose. I just lost it. I cried and I cried and I cried. Who’s gonna want a girl with no nose?”
#8 Went Through Several Surgeries
When Dr. Andrew Ordon of the television show “The Doctors” learned of Michele’s case, he agreed to perform plastic surgery to reconstruct her nose. The reconstruction required several operations over a period of weeks. The complicated procedure involved using skin from Michele’s forehead to remodel her nostrils. “They gave me my nose back. I feel beautiful again. It’s nice to walk around and not scare anyone,” Michele said.
#9 Chris Will Serve A Maximum Of 20 Years
Chris Campbell was charged with attempted murder. He took a plea bargain and pled guilty to assault of a high and aggravated nature, receiving a 15-year sentence. He also pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter in a separate case and the two sentences together will run 20 years. He could be released sooner.