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Heart-Ripping MMA Fighter Jarrod Wyatt Sentenced to 50 Years to Life in Prison

(“Blame it on the muh, muh-muh-muh, muh-mushroom tea…” / Wyatt, shown directly after his arrest and in an undated photo from the Del Norte County Sheriffs Office.)

In March 2010, a Northern California-based mixed martial artist named Jarrod Wyatt was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after drilling a hole into the chest of his friend and sparring partner Taylor Powell, removing his heart, tongue, and most of his face, then cooking the heart in a wood stove. ”Satan was in that dude,” Wyatt allegedly told the Del Norte County Police sergeant who responded to the scene. It’s worth mentioning that the incident occurred after Wyatt, Powell, and two other acquaintances got together to drink some psychedelic mushroom tea, and Wyatt became convinced that the world was about to end.

The case has suffered a series of delays resulting from Del Norte District Attorney Jon Alexander tossing out the original charges of murder, aggravated mayhem, and torture (which carried a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison), in order to re-file the case to include “special circumstance allegations of mayhem, extreme cruelty and depravity,” which would have brought a potential sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. In May, Wyatt was ruled competent to stand trial, and a start date was originally sent for today, September 10th. But on Thursday, September 6th, Wyatt accepted a plea deal in which he pleaded guilty to first degree murder involving mayhem, with a special enhancement for using a weapon, and was sentenced to two consecutive sentences of 25 years to life.

The deal followed an earlier proposed deal from Wyatt’s attorney James Fallman, in which Wyatt would plead guilty to second-degree murder, ultimately serving 41 years to life in prison. But D.A. Jon Alexander wasn’t having that mess. As he told the Times-Standard:


Brett Rogers Gets 60 Days in Jail for Assaulting Wife; Will Only Serve 14

(Sam’s Club will have to wait, since Rogers’ fighting services are still surprisingly in demand)

It looks like Brett Rogers got off easy for beating the shit out of assaulting his wife last summer.

According to, the former Strikeforce heavyweight, who proclaimed his innocence and said he was confident he would be found innocent a few months back was sentenced to 60 days in jail for beating his wife, Tiuana back on June 28. During the argument that spilled out on the side lawn of their Apple Valley, MN home as shocked neighbors looked on,  he knocked out Tiuana’s tooth and choked her unconscious in between  barrages of vicious ground and pound that left her face bruised and battered.

Rogers will get credit for his 26 days served prior to his sentencing, even though some of those days were tacked on as a result of a breach of a court order that explicably stated that he was not to have contact with his family or to set foot in their residence. He will have to serve an additional 14 days, which, combined with the 26 already served, will account for 2/3 of his actual sentence.