On January 5, 2014, a man named Easton Woodhead apparently stabbed a homeless man to death near the Melbourne Aquarium in a dispute concerning a stolen motorcycle. Fleeing the scene, he tossed away his knife and tried to hide from the police.
When finally apprehended, he told the cops that he believed his father is a werewolf. As he described what he thought was real, he was as calm and gentle as the evening breeze. He gave no more indication of violence and seemed very rational according to reports.
Crown Prosecutor Michelle Williams acknowledged that Woodhead may very well suffer a mental impairment. However, getting rid of the evidence and hiding from the police shows that he certainly knew what he had done.
How Woodhead’s father and his supposed lycanthropy, whether true or false, relates to a stolen motorcycle just makes no sense to many who have read this story. Apparently, it makes no sense to the Crown Prosecutor as well, because her question to the court was: If Woodhead’s father was a werewolf, then why not stab him instead of the homeless man?
In her argument, she went on to say that his behavior immediately after the stabbing proves he knew precisely what he was doing. Therefore, he must be tried as sane and legally competent. Finally, she claims he acted out of anger due to the loss of his motorcycle, ultimately stabbing the homeless man over the whole ordeal.
It’s entertaining to consider that Easton Woodhead could be trying to claim an insanity defense to cover up his lycanthropic blood disease passed down from his werewolf father. Perhaps a misplaced rage fueled by a beast within him, something of which he’s struggled his entire life.
But it’s hard to swallow that a werewolf would risk exposure over something as trivial as a moped.
In any case, Woodhead was found not guilty.