Tongue-Cutter Pleads Guilty to Murder

Tongue-Cutter Pleads Guilty to Murder

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The man who cut part of his own tongue off to distract detectives plead guilty to murder Tuesday.
 
Michael Crocker was sentenced to 19 years in prison for the 2007 murder of Stephen Perret. 
 
Crocker was accused of stealing more than $1 million and using it for other ventures. Investigators say Perret learned about the embezzlement, which is why he was murdered by Crocker. 
 
Crocker infamously cut a portion of his tongue off in an attempt to divert the murder invinvestigation his favor, investigators have said.
 
Crocker was also sentenced to an additional year in jail for tax evasion. 
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