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Mars bar addiction blamed for attacks

Nov. 27, 2008 at 4:13 PM   |   Comments

CALLINGTON, England, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A Callington, England, man who admitted to attacking his girlfriend twice in 10 days told the court his violence was caused by an addiction to Mars bars.

Marco Fella, 38, admitted to hitting his 34-year-old girlfriend in the face with a piece of rope and biting her finger a few days later when she refused to wear thong underwear instead of her "big pants," The Daily Mail reported Thursday.

Martin Pearce, Fella's defense attorney, said his client eats 10 Mars bars a day because of an addiction to sugar and he becomes aggressive when his sugar levels are low. Pearce said Fella has started an anger management course.

"My client's temper snapped because he felt his partner was not making enough effort in the relationship but he is now deeply sorry for his actions," Pearce said.

Fella's sentencing on two common assault charges was adjourned for probation reports after he admitted to the attacks.

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