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Kentucky man convicted of scalping ex-girlfriend sentenced to 20 years in prison

March 9, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Kentucky man convicted of scalping ex-girlfriend sentenced to 20 years in prison

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A Kentucky man, who was found guilty of ripping off his ex-girlfriend’s scalp out of anger and demanding that his pit bull attacked her, was sentenced to 20 years behind bars Wednesday.

While appearing in Boone County Circuit Court, Zachary Gross, 31, exhibited no remorse and continued to argue that his pit bull “Capone” was responsible for brutally attacking his ex-girlfriend Marilyn Stanley back in September 2015.

Gross — who was found guilty of first-degree assault in February — told Boone County Circuit Judge Rick Brueggemann he felt “horrible,” but was not responsible for Stanley’s injuries.

Zachary Gross, 30, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday. (BOONE COUNTY JAIL)

“It is what it is. I’m not asking for mercy. Just give me the 20. I don’t need a lecture,” he said to the judge.

Stanley suffered permanent nerve damage and endured a half-dozen surgeries after the brutal attack. She now wears a knit hat because she can’t regrow hair on her head, the Kentucky Enquirer reported

“In anything, he has said throughout this entire process; he hasn’t had any remorse,” Stanley stated outside of the courthouse.

A trauma surgeon testified at the hearing that her head injuries were consistent with those of a sharp knife.

Marilyn Stanley underwent multiple surgeries following the September 2015 attack. (GOFUNDME)

Stanley also suffered from a severed artery and has no memory of the attack, prosecutors stated, adding she possibly passed out because of the amount of blood that she lost.

The judge also ordered Capone to be euthanized.

Gross snapped out of anger because of a Facebook post, leading him to forced his pet to attack her in his Walton residence.

The dog then took off part of Stanley’s ear and scalp as Gross made fun of how she looked.

“You’re bald now. Who’s going to want you now?” he told her, according to prosecutors.

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