Man accused of gouging out another man’s only good eye

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SEATTLE — King County prosecutors have accused a 24-year-old Skyway man of gouging out another man’s good eye in a dispute over rent.

Prosecutors say Michael Savage stuck his finger in his 49-year-old victim’s eye and pried it out of its socket. Savage is being held on $250,000 bail after being charged last week with first-degree assault.

The victim, Mark Senkbeil, lost one eye as a child and is now permanently blind.

Charging documents show he rented a trailer parked in the driveway of a home Savage shared with his partner. Savage allegedly rushed Senkbeil outside the trailer last month.

Prosecutors say Senkbeil was left bleeding with his eyeball hanging inches from his eye socket. A co-worker found him the next day after he had spent a night in his trailer unsure how to get help since he couldn’t see and didn’t have a phone.

Savage told a detective the victim attacked him.


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  • The Decider

    Holy smokes! How awful! Now, do people really think they will not get in trouble for such acts simply over rent? These days kids get shot at for using the rest of the orange juice, people kill each other over food. And now eyes get gouged out over rent? What is this world coming to?