06/07/2013 04:48 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Shena Moore Accused Of Attempting To Snip Off Romantic Rivals Fingers With Gardening Shears

When Shena Moore saw a flirtatious text message on her boyfriend's cell phone, she not only got mad, she got out the gardening shears.

Prosecutors in Mason, Ohio, say Moore, 24, attempted to cut off the fingers of Brittany Rager, 28, as revenge for messages sent by Moore's boyfriend, John Gulley, 31, the New York Daily News reported.

The alleged attack took place May 5 when Moore, Gulley and her father, Gerald Moore, invited Rager over to a mobile home to discuss the text messages.

At the meeting, Gerald Moore allegedly attacked Rager with a cane while his daughter and Gulley attempted to cut off the victim's fingers, Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell told WLWT-TV.

"They basically put her down on the ground ... and attempted to cut one of her fingers off with pruning shears," Fornshell said, adding that the attack was meant to destroy Rager's promising career as a tattoo artist.

Rager described the terrifying encounter "like being in a ‘Saw’ movie" to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

“Shena put my pinkie in (the shears) and said, ‘This all could have been avoided if I had just not told her that her boyfriend was cheating on her,’” Rager told the paper.

Moore, her dad, and Gulley were indicted Friday on felony charges of kidnapping and felonious assault and each face up to 19 years in prison if convicted.

Shena Moore and Gulley are currently being held at the Warren County Jail on $50,000 bonds. Gerald Moore, who weighs 450 pounds, was released from custody May 17 on his own recognizance due to a medical condition, according to




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