A man with no arms, namely Rory O'Connor, stabbed his father, namely Kevin O'Connor, with a scissor blade he held between his toes.
The 23-year-old, who was born without arms, knifed his father at their Cardiff home in Wales last November.
Shortly before the attack, Cardiff Crown Court heard how the two rowed about the weapon. Kevin needed major surgery.
This is Wales: Man with no arms who swam for Wales stabbed his own dad using blade held between his toes. ‘Remarkable’ Rory O’Connor, who swam competitively at international level, took to carrying a weapon after being threatened in a separate incident pic.twitter.com/OVbQKWLDxu
— Byron Calloway (@ByronCalloway1) February 24, 2019
According to prosecuting lawyer Matthew Roberts, O'Connor began carrying the weapon after being threatened while talking a walk through a nearby forested area.
But, Manchester Evening News reported that his parents expressed were concerned and frustrated about him wielding the weapon.
Matthew said Kevin picked up a vacuum cleaner tube and prodded his son in the chest. Rory then allegedly "struck out" with his foot, accidentally stabbing his father in the stomach.
Kevin said a statement to the court the incident won't stop him from supporting his son, adding that his "greatest concern" was for his son’s wellbeing and safety.
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