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The Guy Told Him He Was Getting Rid of Scrap Metal, but When He Picked Up a Trash Bag Something That Was Definitely not Metal Fell Out


"Man, what the hell you got going on, bro?"

Witness Lacedric Ruffin. (Image via WREG-TV)

Criminal Behavior 101: The guy who picks up your extra scrap metal should not be the same guy who takes care of your severed human heads and hands.

It seems that Michael Wilson, Jr., may not have taken Criminal Behavior 101.

The Memphis, Tennessee, man is facing second-degree murder and abuse of a corpse charges, WREG-TV reported, after a trash bag in his backyard split open, revealing its allegedly grisly contents to another man.

Michael Wilson, Jr. (Image via WREG-TV) Michael Wilson, Jr. (Image via WREG-TV)

That other man, Lacedric Ruffin, was at Wilson's house to pick up scrap metal, he said, but he found himself confronted with a severed head as he moved stuff around in Wilson's backyard.

Ruffin got pretty animated relaying the story.

"I'm like, 'Man, what the hell you got going on, bro?'" Ruffin recalled. "He said something like he didn't mean to kill him. I said, 'Kill who brother? I don't want to know who that is, I don't want to know. You don't got to tell me.'"

Witness Lacedric Ruffin. (Image via WREG-TV) Witness Lacedric Ruffin. (Image via WREG-TV)

It's lucky for Ruffin the head plopped out when it did, since he said he is on parole and he had put his fingerprints all over the items in Wilson's back yard.

It seemed that Wilson was trying to get Ruffin to unwittingly dispose of the body for him.

"If that bag hadn't busted, I would have had a head going to the junk yard," said Ruffin.

Ruffin went straight to the police with the tale, and Wilson was arrested and is being held on $2 million bond, WREG reported.

The victim, WREG reported, has been identified as 48-year-old Andre Cole.

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