`A “cowardly” Edmonton man who “scalped” his sleeping girlfriend while using a power drill to style her hair avoided being sent to the slammer yesterday.
Shee Theng, 30, was handed a nine-month conditional sentence to be served in the community and eight months of probation on his assault with a weapon conviction.
“You’re like a shadow on the wall,” said provincial court Judge Shelagh Creagh, referring to his detailed evasiveness in a pre-sentence report and psychiatric assessment. [..]
Court heard the attachment caught in Rose’s hair and pulled out a clump, leaving her bleeding, screaming and terrified while Theng took off. Court also heard Theng knew it was a dangerous idea because he had earlier scalped himself the same way.’