Man accused of biting off ex-girlfriend’s nose pleads guilty to - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Man accused of biting off ex-girlfriend’s nose pleads guilty to lesser charge

Chris Campbell. (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center) Chris Campbell. (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - The man accused of biting off his ex-girlfriend’s nose in February of 2015 has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge before going to trial for attempted murder. 

Chris Campbell pleaded guilty to assault of a high and aggravated nature for an attack in which he bit the nose off his ex-girlfriend, Michelle Messer, on February 7, 2015. Campbell was scheduled to appear for the first day of his trial for attempted murder on Monday, but instead opted to plead guilty to the lesser charge. He received a 15-year sentence for this charge. Campbell also pleaded guilty to a 2013 involuntary manslaughter case from Lumpy’s Bar and Grill in Pawleys Island, where he got into a fight with 37-year-old Thomas Unrue of Georgetown, who was taken to a nearby hospital and later pronounced dead. Campbell received a five-year sentence for this charge. The sentences will run consecutively for a total of 20 years.

Campbell and Messer saw each other at a local bar two weeks after breaking up in 2015, and they went to her car to talk. That’s when Campbell allegedly started punching Messer, and bit her nose off.

"I could barely move my head, and I remember just kind of looking around and seeing blood everywhere,” Messer said in a 2015 interview. “I remember looking down, and just remember blood just spewing from my face.”

Messer woke up at a nearby hospital and couldn’t believe what she saw in the mirror.

“I can't even begin to explain what I saw, it was just horrifying, half my nose was gone,” she explained.

Campbell was originally charged with criminal domestic violence, but his charge was changed to attempted murder after police discovered his intent to kill Messer.

Related Stories:
WMBF News Investigates: Woman's nose bitten off following domestic dispute

Woman speaks out after nose bitten off in violent attack

No bond for 2 suspects in Pawleys Island slaying

Copyright 2016 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Hwy 501 Bus. has been reduced to 2 lanes thru Conway; Bypass closes completely

    Hwy 501 Bus. has been reduced to 2 lanes thru Conway; Bypass closes completely

    Thursday, September 20 2018 9:13 PM EDT2018-09-21 01:13:07 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - "Unless you have to be on the roads, don't be" those are the words from the City fo Conway after Highway 501 was reduced to two lanes Thursday night.  City of Conway, SC Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All right reserved.

    More >>

    CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - "Unless you have to be on the roads, don't be" those are the words from the City fo Conway after Highway 501 was reduced to two lanes Thursday night.  City of Conway, SC Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All right reserved.

    More >>
  • Santee Cooper working to prevent potential contamination in Waccamaw River

    Santee Cooper working to prevent potential contamination in Waccamaw River

    Thursday, September 20 2018 8:40 PM EDT2018-09-21 00:40:44 GMT
    Santee Cooper worked Thursday to install the AquaDam. Source: Kyle Thompson (WMBF)Santee Cooper worked Thursday to install the AquaDam. Source: Kyle Thompson (WMBF)
    Santee Cooper worked Thursday to install the AquaDam. Source: Kyle Thompson (WMBF)Santee Cooper worked Thursday to install the AquaDam. Source: Kyle Thompson (WMBF)

    Santee Cooper officials have installed an AquaDam at one of their ash ponds in order to prevent potential contaminants entering the Waccamaw River.

    More >>

    Santee Cooper officials have installed an AquaDam at one of their ash ponds in order to prevent potential contaminants entering the Waccamaw River.

    More >>
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Road closures continue as flooding from Florence impacts area

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Road closures continue as flooding from Florence impacts area

    Thursday, September 20 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-09-21 00:39:39 GMT
    Source: WMBF NewsSource: WMBF News

    As Florence continues to impact the area on Sunday, with severe weather and tornado warnings, dozens of roads are closing throughout the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee. 

    More >>

    As Florence continues to impact the area on Sunday, with severe weather and tornado warnings, dozens of roads are closing throughout the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly