NewsOctober 5, 2011 6:51 PM ET15,048 views

Man impersonates BMTH singer, assaults woman

In one of the strangest cases you'll read about all year, a British man has been accused of pretending to be Bring Me The Horizon singer Oliver Sykes, luring an American teen to Britain, and then attempting to murder her. According to the Daily Mail, David Russell, 20, of Northampton "pretended to be a rock star to seduce an American woman he met on Facebook before slitting her throat and repeatedly stabbing her." Russell has been jailed for life for the kidnap and attempted murder of Maricar Benedicto, of California. During sentencing, Judge Charles Wide QC stated that Russell was "'exceptionally dangerous' and had left his victim with lasting physical and psychological injuries." You can read the entire story here. This is apparently Oli Sykes' week for Internet drama.

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