Court Orders 900-Pound Man To Be Cut Out Of His House


A man who weighs 900 pounds may have to be cut out of his Virginia trailer home so he can attend a court hearing to face cocaine conspiracy charges.

Kenneth T. Hicks is scheduled to plead guilty in U.S. District Court in Richmond next Monday to charges stemming from a cocaine conspiracy case involving seven people. Judge David Novak last week approved this transportation plan to ensure that Hicks could get to the court for his hearing given he is confined to a bed and is unable to dress himself. 

The plan is to get him to the court and may involve cutting through a wall of the mobile home where he lives, bracing the structure and cutting down some trees to make room for a device that could hold his weight. 

The hearing will take place in the loading dock at the rear of the court and if pleads guilty, he will be taken into custody and moved to a medical facility.

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