Anorak News | Man Called Hole Encouraged Shot Son To Pose With Loaded Gun

Man Called Hole Encouraged Shot Son To Pose With Loaded Gun

by | 19th, June 2010

MICHAEL Hole was sentenced to five year jail at Cardiff Crown Court for encouraging his teenage stepson, Lewis Bailey, to pose for photographs with a loaded gun – the boy accidentally shot himself in the head. (Nominative determinism, readers.)

The 50-year-old says he found the semi-automatic .25 Beretta series 950 gun on wasteground near the family home. Lewis wanted Bailey to pose for a shot on his mobile phone. Bailey aimed the gun at his temple. He pulled the trigger. A bullet passed through his brain. Hole called the ambulance – and legged it.

Says Mrs Edwina Hole, Bailey’s mother:

“We have been through tough times as a family. Michael is the glue that has held us together.

“As with all his children, Michael has an excellent relationship with Lewis. Lewis misses Michael and does not want to see him go to prison.

“I don’t want to diminish the seriousness of the crime. The family now faces a difficult time because of an aberration of Michael’s behaviour.

“My family and I miss Michael enormously. I’m appealing for you to have compassion on myself and my children.”

And the band played on…

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