The Pioneer Press got Jacoby Laquan Smith on the phone after news broke that he was being charged with assault for beating up his quadriplegic girlfriend. The way the criminal complaint read, he got mad at her when she blocked his view of the television. But Smith told Richard Chin a different story: The woman was cheating on him, they had argued, she clobbered him in the groin and threw a bedpan full of pee at him. That's when he hit her. He said he plans to turn himself in to St. Paul police later this week.
Although Bell had both hands and part of both legs amputated because of a childhood illness, Smith said she can still be violent when she loses her temper.
"She'll swing, push me down and choke me with her nubs," Smith said. He said she also hit him with her wheelchair.
She persuaded him to take her in her wheelchair to a nearby convenience store later the day of the fight so she could get ice for her swollen jaw and lips. While there, she got a clerk to call 911. He's been charged with fifth-degree assault and interfering with a 911 call.
Jacoby Laquan Smith says quadruple amputee girlfriend choked him "with her nubs" - Minneapolis / St. Paul News - The Blotter